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Alfons RodrĂ­guez

During the last 25 years, Alfons has been travelling across more tan 100 countries, reporting from Iraq conflict, North Korea, Jaffna war, the Potosi Mines, San Pedro Penitenciary or Choquequirao Citadel. Other works covered leprosy, an intense gaze into the bowels of Mumbai, the war in DR Congo, the social reality in South Africa and the genocide of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ruanda and Armenia.
To highlight are the documentary projects: The Third Rider, a deep insight on starvation and undernutrition around the world and Indestructibles, a essay on the african chilhood. Now is working on the genocides of the XX century and on the Global Warming topic. Recently has been documenting the ebola consequences, RASD, the exiliated state of the saharawis and the social situation in Belarus, together with Boko Haram conflict. His last documentary film, The Sleeping Land, it’s a deep gaze into the Russian society.

His topics are mainly based in documentary and social ranges. Anthropology and archeologicals expeditions are among the fields he works. Alfons sees his work as the way to live and a true spiritual exercise. Photography became the tool to express in a tangible way his gaze and his perception of existence.

His work have been published in several international media, including for example, the National Geographic Magazine in Spain, Italy and Portugal, Le Monde Diplomatique, Der Spiegel, La Repubblica, Vogue, Geo, Traveler CN, Life Force, The Courrier, Doc! Photo Magazine, Slobodna, La Vie, The Moments Count Journal, National Geographic History USA, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, El País, The British Journal of Photography, El Periódico, Lens New York Times, Gatopardo, Jot Down, Black Star News, 5W and Yo Dona. "Walata and Tichitt, heart and soul of the Mauritanian desert", "Figuig, Memories of an oasis", "Congo, the ethernal War", "Between Gazes" , "The Third Rider" and "SDAR The State of the Saharawis" are among the books he published. His work has been exhibited in Spain, United States, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mauritania, Morocco, Mexico, Italy and Senegal.
Alfons teaches photojournalism in private schools and Universities from several countries. He cofounded several initiatives, such as GEA PHOTOWORDS and Caja Azul Photography, belongs to Reporters sans Frontières and he is part of the international network of voluntary photographers Shoot4Change and his president in S4C Barcelona.

He has collaborated with United Nations, UNICEF, UNHCR, Médecins Sans Frontières, Action Contre la Faim, Mon-3, OXFAM, European Observatory on Memories and other international organizations and NGOs.

The awards he received include a REVELA Oleiros award , the Spain National Social Reportage Award, a mention in the XIV International Award of Medicus Mundi Luís Valtueña and the Prix Pont in Ars to his career. In 2011 he received one of the most important Spanish awards in photojournalism: the International Godó Award.

In 2012 his work The Third Rider has been honored by the King of Spain, Felipe VI, with a diploma on merit. Catalonian Culture department of Generalitat considers him as one of the most prominent catalans photojournalists at present. In 2015 received a Honorable mention in The International ETTL Photo Awards organized by The Open Society Initiative for West Africa for his work on the ebola consequences.

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