About

About

Alejandro Martínez Vélez, 1991, is a freelance photojournalist currently based in Madrid.

He began his photography training at Lens School of Visual Arts, combining it with his university studies in Political Sciences (Complutense Univesity of Madrid). His work focuses especially on the effects of the economic crisis in Spain and he is currently documenting the exodus of hundreds of thousands of people to Europe.

His pictures have been exhibited in different cities like Madrid, Moscow, Istanbul, Shanghai, Warsaw, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Budapest, Mexico City or Beirut.

Available for assignments.


AWARDS/GRANTS

2017 - Manos Unidas Prize for Photojournalism. Winner

2017 - The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, Grand Prix. Winner

2017 - The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, Top News Series. 1st place

2017 - Special Prize "For Humanitarian Photography" by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the Stenin Contest. Winner

2017International Photography Contest French Alliance in Spain and EFTI. 2nd prize

2017 - Images of International Cooperation, University of Zaragoza. Winner