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LAIA ABRIL Spain: 0034 646 17 06 97 Italy: 0039 392 79 32 690 Skype: laia.abril

Detailed photographic & journalist employment experience OCT 2009 – Currently Photographer; Associated Photo Editor; and Blogger at COLORS Magazine, Treviso, Italy. OCT 2009 – Currently Documentary photographer including publications as Ojo de Pez, The Sunday Times Magazine, D la Repubblica delle Donne, FT Magazine, GUP Magazine, Burn Magazine, ESQUIRE Russia, PDN, Le Monde Magazine and many online publications. She also works in a Advertising projects with Art Directors as Mccann Erickson or The Designers Republic amongst others. Dec 2012 – Currently Freelance Photo Editor Consultant; for PhotoBooks as the international recognized ‘The Afronauts’ or magazine projects as WOMEN (Italy). OCT 2009 – OCT 2011 Staff Photographer at FABRICA’s, Treviso, Italy, at ‘Benetton’s Communication Research Centre’, at the Photo Department in order to develop a personal project in collaboration with other fields like film and design, about Eating Disorders and other social projects. JUN 2010 – OCT 2010 Editor-in-Chief at COLORS Magazine, Treviso, Italy, Developing the issue #78 DANCE. APR – MAY 2009 Internship as a Photographic Production Assistant at the NewYork PhotoFestival 09, New York, USA. SEP 2008 – DEC 2008 Press Coordinator World Press Photo 2008, Barcelona, Spain. Exhibition of the World Press Photo at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).

SEP 2008 – FEB 2009 Press Coordinator at the Photographic Social Vision Foundation and Joan Pons Art Foundation, Barcelona, Spain. AGO 2008 Photo Production Assistant at the ‘Biennal Xavier Miserachs 08’ in Palafrugell, Spain. SEP 2006 – APR 2009 Staff Photographer and Writer at NovaCiutatVella Magazine, Barcelona, Spain. JUN – OCT 2007 Photojournalist Internship at El Periódico de Catalunya, covering daily press, Barcelona, Spain. FEB – JUN 2007 International Journalist Internship at the Newspaper Avui, covering human rights issues, Barcelona, Spain. JUL 2007 - Correspondent in Srebrenica, Bosnia & Hercegovina, for the Newspaper Avui, covering Potocari Funeral 13th July and Sarajevo summer events. SUMMER 2006 & 2007 Photographer & International aid worker with NGO Trenkalòs in Mihatovici Camp Refugee, Tuzla and Srebrenica, Bosnia & Hercegovina. SEP 2005 – MAY 2006 Edition and Audiovisual Tecnical Intern at the Audiovisual Department of University Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain. ww SUMMER 2003 Auxiliary Photographer and Press Volunteer at the Swimming Barcelona World Championship 2003.

Educational background



2004 – 2008 BA in Communication Studies, Journalism. University Ramon Llull (URL) in Barcelona, Spain. Specialty in International and Cultural Journalism.

Finalist at EPF Burn Magazine award. New York, 2012.

‘THINSPIRATION’ on the collective exhibition ‘From Here On’ curated by Joan Fontcuberta and Martin Parr, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona. –Feb 2013–

2009 Documentary Project Seminar at the International Center of Photography, ICP, New York, USA

Workshops MAR 2011 ‘Mundane: Searching for harmony between people and their environments’ by the Filmaker Daniel Levi at Fabrica, Italy.

Selected (still in pre-jury) 3rd Lumix Prix for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, 2012. Selected for Pla(t)Form at FotoMuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, 2012. Selected for the Final of the Prix ANI, 2010, Perpignan, France. Second Scholarship in 2010 at the Photography Department of FABRICA, Treviso Italy. Finalist Ian Parry Award 2010 with the project ‘The Last Cabaret’.

APR 2010 ‘Peace and Intercultural Dialogue initiative for UNESCO’ by Todd St. John at Fabrica, Italy.

Scholarship Award in “Journalist and Photography” Festivalin Albarracín, Spain. Organized by Gervasio Sánchez with the report ‘femme love’.

OCT 2010 ‘Water: The Challenge’ by Christian Caujolle at Fabrica, Italy.

Scholarship in 2009 at the Photography Department of FABRICA, Treviso Italy.

DEC 2009 ‘Street Photography’ by Phillip Blenkinsop and Antoine d’Agata, Barcelona, Spain. JUL 2008 ‘International Photojournalist and Human Rights’ by Juan Medina and Walter Astrada, Gijón, Spain. NOV 2007 ‘Vintage Polaroids’ at Fotonauta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. OCT 07 & 08 “Journalism and Photography” in Albarracín organized by the photojournalist Gervasio Sánchez. ABR 06 International Law in the International Press Center of Barcelona by CICR.

Finalist Ian Parry Award 2009 with the project ‘femme love’. Internship Award of Photojournalist in Gijon 2008, by Javier Bauluz (Pulitzer Award). Second grant of ‘Photojournalist Award’ by Grisart School, Barcelona in 2008.

Reviews THINSPIRATION Fanzine reviewed at Gup Magazine, Private Magazine, BJP, exhibited at PhotoNOLA Festival, on the Indi PhotoBook Library collection, and listed as one of the best photobooks in 2012 on Mrs. Dean blog, Fotografi Bloggen, Wayne Ford’s Blog and ThePhotoBook Blog among other.

‘THINSPIRATION Fanzine’ presentation at Temporary Office of British Journal of Photography, Arles. –July 2012– ‘THINSPIRATION’ and ‘A Bad Day’ Multimedia presentation at PhotoMeeting Ojo de Pez, Barcelona. –Jun 2012– ‘A Bad Day’ Multimedia exhibited at the 3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany. –Jun 2012– ‘A Bad Day’ Multimedia exhibited at the Sarajevo Winter Festival, Bosnia. –Feb 2012– ‘A Bad Day’ Multimedia exhibited at the New York Photo Festival 2011 displayed in the DAC (Dumbo Art Center) New York. –May 2011– Collective Exhibition ‘Finalist Ian Parry Award’ exhibiting ‘Last Cabaret’ in the Getty Gallery. London. –August 2010– Collective Exhibition ‘Domestic’, exhibiting ‘femme love’ as a book, in Caja Madrid. Barcelona. –April 2010– ’6×6’ Exhibition with the work ‘Femme Love’ in Studio la Città, in a season with: Olivia Arthur, Kitra Cahana, Liz Hingley, Jennifer Osborne and Leonie Purchas. Verona, Italy. – November 2009– Collective Exhibition ‘Finalist Ian Parry Award’ exhibiting ‘Femme Love’ in the Getty Gallery. London. –August 2009– Collective Projection ‘Street Photo’ in Studio 304. Bushwick, NY –April 2009–


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