With an interest in cinema and journalism, Enric Martí abandoned his law degree and travelled to Central America.
In Nicaragua he worked as an assistant for the Agence France-Presse (AFP).. In this country at the end of the 1980s, he photographed the last days of Sandinista rule and began to work as a photojournalist for Reuters.
Drawn by the “need to document”, in 1992 he travelled independently to Sarajevo. In his words, “it was there that I really started by career”. While he covered the Balkan War, he worked for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), until in 1994 he was hired by the Associated Press (AP). At the end of the conflict, in 1995, this agency offered him the job of senior photographer in Cairo.
From there, he travelled in Africa, Asia and the Middle East covering all kinds of conflicts and natural disasters.
In 2002, he moved to Jerusalem and was chief photo editor and photographer for AP during the Second Intifada.
In 2006 and for the next eleven years, he worked in Mexico as AP photography director for Latin America.
Since 2018 he has lived in New York and worked as AP deputy photography director for reports.
He sat on the World Press Photo jury in 2009 and 2011. He won the Ortega y Gasset prize in 1999, World Press Photo in 2000, Bayeux Calvados-Normandie in 2001 and Fotopres “La Caixa” in the 1993, 1999 and 2001 editions.
Photo by; Samuel Aranda
Myriam Meloni is an Italian-French photographer established in Barcelona.
Graduated in law from the University of Bologna, she specialized in criminology and prison sentence enforcement at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
While she was carrying out a placement at the Modelo prison of Barcelona, she decided to change direction and make photography her main form of expression and connection with the world.
For several years, her work has focused on the topic of migration and reflected on asymmetries in the neo-colonial relationships between Europe and Africa.
In 2020, she published her first book, Linde, an exploration of the suburbs of the city of Barcelona, created with photographer Arnau Bach and commissioned by Barcelona City Council.
Currently, her work Different Shades of Blue is part of the ICUB programme of travelling exhibitions in civic centres.
Photo by: Arnau Bach
Darcy Padilla is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in San Francisco. Her work focuses on long-term projects about struggle and the trans-generational effects. She is an associate professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member photographer of Agence VU' in Paris.
Padilla’s honors include multiple photography awards: Guggenheim Fellowship, Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, Getty Images Grant, International Photo-reporter Grant, Canon Female Photojournalist Award, World Report Master Award, three World Press Photo Awards (first recipient for Long-Term Projects), and a W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.
Her photographs have been published internationally: Granta, Stern, The New Yorker, Le Monde o The New York Times. She has had solo exhibitions at Cortona On The Move (Italy), DOCfield Festival (Spain), and Visa pour l’image (France).
And she was a judge on Sky Arts’ Master of Photography, a television program simulcast to Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
The novelist Emmanuel Carrère included a profile on her work in his collection of essays 97,196 Words.
Padilla’s monograph Family Love follows a family for 21-years — an intimate story of poverty, AIDS and social issues.
Photo by: Els Zweerink
Anna Losantos Sistach is a music teacher and music therapist specialised in special education. She plays early bassoons.
She has formed part of groups and entities in Sant Pol de Mar (AMPA, AAVV les Formigues, A Tot Drap, Colla de Geganters, Col·lectiu Feminista, etc.) and participative processes within the municipality (Cultural Action Plan, Regulation of Civic Participation, Strategic Plan).
Since June 2019, she has been Councillor for Culture, Equity and Economic Promotion for Sant Pol de Mar Town Council.
One of the aims of these councillors is to offer quality culture and generate proposals that make the town stand out. SantPolDOC is a proposal that fits perfectly into this approach.
Photo by: Isidre Garcia Puntí
Director of the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (IEFC, Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia) since November 2012, Eduard Bertran holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (UB) and a PhD in Audiovisual Communication (UAB).
Since 1986, he has been a lecturer at the IEFC and between 1994 and 2018 he was an adjunct lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Over these years, he has also taught on master’s degree and postgraduate courses at the UAB and the University of Girona (UdG), and he was director of the master’s degree in Photo Editing at the UAB.
He has participated in round tables, inspections of portfolios, talks and juries of competitions and exhibition committees in: Barcelona, Girona, Lloret de Mar, Torroella de Montgrí, Gijón, Barbastro, Huesca, Madrid and Lima.
Founding member of Migracom. Participates as a researcher in projects on how the media addresses immigration, funded by the Catalan government, the Spanish government, Barcelona Provincial Council and the Brazilian government. As a member of Migracom, he participates in conferences and round tables in: Barcelona, Girona, Reus, Madrid and Granada.
His research has been published in Quaderns del Consell de l’Audiovisual de Catalunya, the journal Temps d’Educació and publications of the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security.
Member of the Catalan government’s Promotion Committee of the National Photography Plan.
Photo by: Jaume Buxeda