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  • Exhibition and Workshop in Biennal of Photography Xavier Miserachs

    I´m delighted to have my exhibition "Ecosystem 19 + 1" presented at Biennal of Photography Xavier Miserachs, in Palafrugell, north of Catalonia.

    After twenty years of compulsively photographing the world, I´m using  this exhibition to create a space to reflect on everything that I have experienced, conscious of having often been at the limits of our ecosystem. I document conflicts, migrations and social issues across the world, and especially in the Middle East and Africa, the so-called Arab Spring, the refugee crisis, the Ebola outbreak, and the economic crisis in Spain…

    More info: http://www.biennalxmiserachs.org/project/samuel-aranda/?lang=en

    For the Workshop you can find the info here: http://www.biennalxmiserachs.org/activitats-2018/?lang=en

  • On Assignment in Brazil for FC Barcelona

    Just landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On assignment with the foundation of FC Barcelona we will travel six different countries around the world to document the impact of the work they develop around the globe supporting education and values of youth at risk. 

  • New Exhibition in Madrid

    Opening of my new exhibition "Nomadas", a project together with writer Martin Caparros and director Jorge Martinez about the life of the nomad tribes of the Sahel. Will be on display first in La Fabrica gallery in Madrid until february 21st, then on a tour in different cities of Spain. This exhibition have been designed by Maria Jou Sol. 

    More info here: 

    http://www.lafabrica.com/es/noticias/nomadas-un-proyecto-de-jorge-martinez-samuel-aranda-y-martin-caparros/

  • Project "Buscando Refugio" in Santa Coloma de Gramanet

    On assignment with the municipality of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona, together with Maria Jou Sol, we designed a serie of "actions" in public spaces in the city. Cropping refugees from our photographs and printing them in real size to past them in the streets. Also a serie of video projections with steady cameras in different points of the refugee European route were projected in different places of the city, trying to transport the persons who watch the videos into the reality of the refugees. 

    More info here: http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/barcelones-nord/20161225/412777597748/refugiados-fachadas-santa-coloma-de-gramenet.html

  • Exhibition and Workshop in Colombia

    Together with Maria Jou Sol we have exhibited our cooperative project on refugees : "Refugees their testimonies", during the festival Gabriel Garcia Marquez de Periodismo in Colombia. Also we did a workshop in cooperation with La Pascasia and FNPI for youth in Medellín. You can find more info about it here: http://premioggm.org/

  • Presentation of our new movie

    I´m delighted to announce the presentation of our new movie "Nomadas". A cooperative project with director Jorge Martinez, and writer Martin Caparros together with my photographs we documented the lifes of the last nomads of the Sahel.

    It will be screaned for first time at Museo San Telmo de San Sebastian this coming sunday 18th at 20h during the Festival de Cine de San Sebastian,  and on internet in this website: http://cadenaser.com/especiales/seccion/cultura/2016/nomadas-estreno-en-exclusiva/

    Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF-zi7lC_iI

  • Ortega y Gasset Award

    I´m delighted to announce that I have been awarded with the Ortega y Gasset award for my work on the refugee crisis. I´m receiving a prize of 15.000 euros and the ceremony will be held in Madrid on May 5th.