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, Shanghai, Warsaw, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Budapest, Mexico City or Beirut.

Available for assignments.


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 (Red Cross). 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