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.
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 ICRC (Red Cross). Winner
2017 - International Photography Contest French Alliance in Spain and EFTI. 2nd prize
2017 - Images of International Cooperation, University of Zaragoza. Winner