"A Portuguese photographer, Daniel Rodrigues — who only five years ago was unemployed and had to sell his gear to buy food and pay the rent — has been named Ibero-American Photographer of the Year in the fourth POY Latam contest. Santi Palacios of Spain was awarded second place and Andres Kudacki of Argentina took third".....
Conference: Photography, journalism and migration
Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes Roma
Date: Jan. 8, 2018
Place: Sala Dalí, Piazza Navona, Rome.
With more than 300 refugees and migrants on board, and 3 corpses, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms arrived at the Port of Pozzallo in Italy today after several days at sea.
Those rescued were trying to leave the Libyan coast and reach European soil aboard overcrowded wooden and rubber boats.
Spanish photojournalist Santi Palacios was aboard the rescue vessel and below are a selection of his photos.
Full article here
Look back at the photos that shaped 2017, by CNN.
In 2017 the selecction includes a photograph by Santi Palacios
Barcelona, Spain — When Gagandeep Singh Khalsa first arrived in Barcelona from Punjab in India, people would point at him and whisper behind his back. It took him time to settle and it wasn’t until he began speaking the regional language that he truly felt “Catalan.”
Every year, The Associated Press chooses a selection of photos that best documents the year’s top news stories as chronicled by photojournalists around the world. Today, this collection was distributed by the AP to its members and subscribers worldwide.
In 2017 the selecction includes 3 photos by Santi Palacios
Conference: "European Dream"
Sponsored by Focus Leon
Date: Nov. 25, 2017
Place: Colegiata de San Isidro, Leon, Spain
People react as they watch the parliament session on a huge screen during a rally outside the Catalan parliament in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Catalonia's regional parliament has passed a motion saying they are establishing an independent Catalan Republic. Separatist lawmakers erupted in applause as the vote was approved with 70 votes in favor of independence, 10 against and 2 blank ballots. Most opposition lawmakers had left the chamber in protest moments before the vote. (© Santi Palacios)
Double page on this week's TIME Magazine:
A supporter of independence drives a tractor near Barcelona's Arc de Triomf after Puigdemont's remarks on Oct. 10. (Santi Palacios for TIME Magazine)
New Coverage for the Associated Press: 4 days on the Catalan independence movement, in Barcelona, Spain.
A woman enters in a Barcelona's metro station wrapped with an "estelada" or independence flag, during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Some thousands are expected to rally in Barcelona to show support for an independent Catalan nation and the right to vote in a controversial referendum that has been banned by Spain. (© Santi Palacios)
Masterclass by Santi Palacios as part of the World Press Photo 2017 exhibition activities, in Madrid.
Place: FNAC - Callao (Madrid)
Date: September 29, 2017 - 7:00 p.m
Sponsored by Canon
(CNN) -- They were crowded into a small rubber boat and pushed out to sea. Like so many other similar journeys, not everyone made it.Showing signs of physical and mental trauma, 167 migrants, most from sub-Saharan Africa, were rescued off the northwest coast of Libya on Tuesday.Another 13 -- including two pregnant women and a couple whose four children survived -- perished just 24 hours after setting off on a boat bound for Europe.Early on in the rescue operation when Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms started to move the migrants out of the boat and into the safety of the rescue craft, they found bodies strewn across the bottom of the vessel."We are here to rescue people... and when you realize people died, you are there, you know their real situation, you feel the strong reality of the situation," Proactiva Open Arms mission leader Riccardo Gatti told CNN.
"Santi Palacios, an independent Spanish photojournalist on assignment for the Associated Press, was embedded with Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish rescue group begun by volunteer lifeguards who responded to the historic influx of asylum-seekers on the shores of Greece two years ago. With rough seas early on July 25, Palacios thought it could be a quiet day. But close to 11 a.m., a call came in about a dire situation 12 miles away. The vessel, named Open Arms, dispatched two speed boats that raced to the scene.
“We could very easily see that something was wrong, that something was not normal,” Palacios told TIME in the hours after the scene unfolded. The rescuers attempted to bring calm and distributed life jackets before disembarkation could begin. “It wasn’t until we took these four kids with us on our speed boat—and one woman to take care of them—that we really started hearing there were bodies inside.”
Full article here
4 awards at POY Latam
- Photographer of the Year. 2nd prize
- General News Single. 2nd prize
- General News Single. Honorable Mention
- Migration series. 3rd prize
About POY Latam
"El POY Latam fue creado por Loup Langton y Pablo Corral Vega en el año 2011 para celebrar la excelencia en la fotografía documental y artística de Iberoamérica, y se ha convertido en el concurso más grande y uno de los más importantes de la región. El POY Latam no tiene fines de lucro y busca llegar al gran público a través de la organización del concurso, exposiciones, talleres y publicaciones. A diferencia de otros concursos, el juzgamiento es transparente y se transmite en vivo.
El concurso de fotografía documental Pictures of the Year International (POY), fue creado en 1944 por la Escuela de periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri-Columbia, cuyo programa de fotoperiodismo es el más antiguo del mundo y uno de los más respetados. Cada año miles de fotógrafos documentan las noticias, las tendencias políticas y los temas que capturan nuestro interés. POY celebra el trabajo de los periodistas gráficos y editores, y define los estándares mundiales de calidad.
La misión del POY es difundir la mejor fotografía documental y ofrecer un retrato visual de nuestras sociedades que promueva una comprensión de los temas esenciales que enfrenta la humanidad. El POY es usado como una herramienta para la educación. Ofrece seminarios, talleres, organiza exposiciones y publica libros. Su archivo visual de más de 35.000 imágenes contiene las fotos más importantes de las últimas siete décadas.
El POY es un programa del Instituto Donald W. Reynolds de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri-Columbia. POY y el Instituto Reynolds comparten la meta de acercar el periodismo a los ciudadanos, y la de mejorar la práctica y comprensión del periodismo.
NuestraMirada.org es la red más grande de fotoperiodistas en Iberoamérica. Tiene más de dos mil novecientos miembros de todos los países de la región. Publica el trabajo de los fotoperiodistas y ofrece un foro para el intercambio de información y conocimiento. Fue fundado en el 2008 con la asistencia del Centro Knight para los Medios Internacionales de la Universidad de Miami."
National Photojournalism Award 2016, Spain.
Enrique Meneses National Award 2016
(Hasta aquí hemos llegao... ;)
Conference and portfolio review at Photon Festival, Valencia.
World Press Photo 2017 exhibition opening in Barcelona.
Participation in the festival and awards ceremony of the World Press Photo 2017 in Amsterdam.
Launch of the 5W Magazine's nº2 in Madrid.
This picture has just been awarded with the National Photojournalism Award 2016 (Spain), by ANIGP-TV.
Original caption: A volunteer holds up a baby as others help migrants and refugees to disembark from a dinghy after their arrival from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (© Santi Palacios)
Series chronicling the migrant crisis in Europe and the influx of them coming ashore in Lesbos, Greece. More than 500,000 people arrived in the European Union last year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU’s biggest refugee emergency in decades. Tens of thousands of people trying to escape conflict and poverty in places like Syria and Afghanistan have been making their way across Europe this summer and fall, embarking on grueling journeys that typically start with a short boat trip from Turkey to Greece, then continue north and west on foot and by bus and train.
New Coverage: aboard Golfo Azzurro, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship, during migrants rescue mission off the Libyan coast.
15 days, 7 operations, 825 people rescued and landed in safe harbor.
Part of the coverage was commissioned by the Associated Press.
You can check a one day rescue mission edit here.
"Promises Halimo can't keep", one of the 9 stories on refugee mothers we shot last year for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, has won "Best Story" at London's International Filmmakers Festival.
Prododuced by Morada Films
World Press Photo Awards 2017, General News, 2nd prize singles.
A 11-year-old girl from Nigeria, (left), who said her mother died in Libya, cries next to her 10-year-old brother aboard a rescue boat of the Spanish ngo Proactiva Open Arms, after sailing for hours on an overcrowded rubber boat with other refugees and migrants, during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) north of Sabratha, Libya, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (© Santi Palacios)
Filas interminables de gente aterida, refugios sin electricidad, ni agua, ni letrinas en condiciones. Tan solo hogueras y mantas para combatir las gélidas temperaturas y una precariedad que lo envuelve todo. Las fotografías de Santi Palacios podrían haber sido tomadas en la Europa asolada por la Segunda Guerra Mundial de la década de 1940, pero pertenecen a la Europa de las fronteras cerradas de 2017.
En Serbia hay más de 7.000 personas bloqueadas a raíz del acuerdo entre la Unión Europea y Turquía que entró en vigor en marzo del año pasado, según cálculos de la ONU. "Lo que ahora se llama crisis de refugiados en Europa es probablemente la más mediática de la historia. Foto y vídeoperiodistas bombardeando permanentemente con estas imágenes a los medios, y estos a su vez las reproducen – aunque no tanto como nos gustaría-. Lo que no queda claro es si esto sirve de algo, o si perjudica a corto y medio plazo", dice el fotoperiodista, que lleva años documentando las rutas de refugiados.
"Breath rising in a plume above him, Bashir, 8, darted among the sleeping bodies on the floor of the abandoned Belgrade warehouse. In a corner lay a wet, grey blanket, edged with sleet.
“This is where I sleep,” the Afghan child said, pointing at the ground. “It’s very cold.”
The building has no windows, doors or beds. While the roof offers some protection from the heavy snow, it feels as cold inside as outside. Last week, temperatures dropped to -15C in what locals describe as the worst winter for 70 years. Fires lit by the freezing migrants fill the air with acrid black smoke, reverberating with the sound of hacking coughs.
“I don’t like sleeping here,” said Bashir, his tiny blue puffa jacket buttoned up.…"
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This series chronicles the refugee crisis in Europe and the influx of refugees coming ashore in Lesbos, Greece. More than 500,000 people arrived in the European Union last year, seeking sanctuary or jobs, and sparking the EU’s biggest refugee emergency in decades. Tens of thousands of people trying to escape conflict and poverty in places like Syria and Afghanistan have been making their way across Europe this summer and fall, embarking on grueling journeys that typically start with a short boat trip from Turkey to Greece, then continue north and west on foot and by bus and train.