ABOUT ME

Álvaro Laiz (1981, Spain)  

Master in Visual Arts at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, my work focuses on realities usually ignored by mass media. I conceive photography as a tool to give civil society in post-conflict zones the chance to be heard, exploring the environment, costumes and traditions of those people at risk of exclusion. My photographs have been published in  international media such us New York Times, Forbes, Days Japan, National Geographic, Sunday Times Magazine or British Journal of Photography among others.

I am also co-founder of ANHUA, a collective of photographers and visual artists who have decided to join to document the social, historical and contemporary.  Specializing in documentary reportage and author focused its commitment issues and concerns related to human rights, anthropology, economics and environment.


AWARDS (selection)

2016

Winner Juror´s Choice Award Center, Santa Fe


2015

Winner FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project
Emerging Photographer Fund Finalist
Finalist Magnum-Ideas Tap Foundation Award
Honorary Mention Photographic Museum of Humanity


2014

British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch


2013

Gold Medal China International Photographic Art Exhibition 
1st Prize Contemporary African Photography Award (POPCAP)
2nd Prize Festival Internacional de Fotografía de México (FINI)


2012

Fórum Photographic Can Bastè Grant
1st Prize Revela International Photography Award
2nd Prize Pride International Photography Contest


EXHIBITIONS (selection)


2016

Future Plans, State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Hunter, Galería Freijo, Madrid. Spain
Fósil, Museo de la Minería de Sabero, León, Spain

2015

The Hunter, Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia (FCYCAC), León, Spain.
Fosil, comissioned by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León. Spain
Future Plans, Photon Festival, Valencia. Spain.
Wonderland / Transmongolian MAC/VAL Museum. Paris. France


2014

Transmongolian, Cortona on the Move, Cortona, Italy.
Wonderland, DOCFIELD, IlMondo Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
Wonderland, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Castilla y León (MUSAC), León. Spain. 
Wonderland, Fucares Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
Future Plans Pondycherry Festival, Pondycherry, India.
Transmongolian, Hungry Still, Format Gallery, Derby, United Kingdom 


2013

Future Plans, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece.
Future Plans, Delhi Photo Festival, India Habit Center, New Delhi, India.
Future Plans, Festival Internacional del Fotografía de México, Mexico DF, Mexico.
Future Plans, Vogele Kultur Centrum, Zúrich, Switzerland.
Future Plans, Fundación Can Basté, Barcelona, Spain.
Atlantes, Feria Internacional ARCO, Galería Fúcares, Madrid, Spain.
Future Plans, POP CAP´13, Basel, Switzerland.
Future Plans, Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, Nigeria.


2012

Transmongolian, PhotoEspaña´12 Galería Fúcares, Madrid, Spain.
Ninja! FIebre del Oro en Mongolia, Galerías Fnac, Spain.
Pride Photo Award, the Old Church, Ámsterdam, Netherlands.
Premio Internaciona de Fotografía Revela, Can Basté, Barcelona, Spain.



+34 606 058 293 / alvarolaiz@gmail.com 
skype:
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