He mainly freelances for Agence France-Presse since 2016 in Barcelona.

Working on editorial, sport, reportage, fashion & commercial assignments.

Previously, from 2013 to 2017, he collaborated with Bloomberg and Xinhua.


In 2014 he was awarded with a World Press Photo – 3rd. Observed Portraits.

In 2018 and 2020 featured in the Agence France-Presse photo yearbook.

In 2019 Buzzfeed News selected a picture as one of the most powerful photos of the decade.

The Washington Post included him at the summary of the Best Pictures of 2020.


Publications include the main newspapers’ front pages such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine, El Pais or Le Monde, among other media outlets. Video coverages for AFP video have been widely broadcast.


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