Alejandro Martínez Vélez Alejandro Martínez Vélez


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

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 social conflicts, human rights or political issues. 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, New York, Shanghai, Warsaw, Milan, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Budapest, Mexico City or Beirut.


2019 - The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, Single Portrait. 2nd place
2019 - Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Feature Picture Story/Essay. 2nd place
2019 - Human Rights Photo Contest of Amnesty International of Andalucia. Winner
2019 - ASISA International Photo Awards, Free Choice Category. Remarkable Award

2018 - Enrique Meneses National Photojournalism Award, Spain. Winner
2018 - National Photojournalism Award of Siero, Spain. 1st place
2018 - Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Feature. Honorable Mention
2018 - Siena International Photo Awards, Story-telling. Honorable Mention
2018 - VOHH International Foto Fest, Gold Medal. Winner
2018 - SOS Racism Photo Award, Single Picture. Winner
2018 - Signo Editores Photo Contest, News Photojournalism. Special Mention

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 (Andrei Stenin Contest). Winner
2017 - International Photography Contest French Alliance in Spain and EFTI. 2nd prize
2017 - Images of International Cooperation, University of Zaragoza. Winner
2017 - 3rd Edition of Photogrvphy Grant. Finalist