Freelance photojournalist born in Granada (1993) and based in Barcelona.  
She has worked in México, Nicaragua, Italy, Germany or Morocco doing reportages in relation with human rights, conflicts, borders and migration.

She studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Granada (Spain) and she continued her studies living in México and Italy.
In those countries she worked about borders and how migrants are protagonists of the struggle for their rights, covering some marches in different countries. That work finalized as the exhibition "Entre fronteras".

After that she worked on photographic reports in Calais, about the known as "Calais Jungle" in the north of France and the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp of Dachau (Germany).

She also was in Alhucemas (north Morocco) covering the huge demostrations in 2016 and the violent repression by the Moroccan police. With this work she was a finalist in the "Connecta´t a la Fotografia 2018" (a program supported by the "Agencia Catalana de la Juventud"), and was also awarded with the 22nd scholarship of the Postgraduate in Photojournalism in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).




AWARDS, GRANTS, AND TALKS

2019
- Selected by Canon to participate in the Student Program during the Visa pour l'image festival in Perpignan (France)


2018
- Master´s program of Photojournalism scholarship (Autonomous University of Barcelona), winner.
- Connecta´t a la Fotografía scholarship, finalist.

2017
- Inaugural talk of the AFP exhibition The roaming of refugees across Europe, organized by the French Alliance of Granada and the French Alliance Foundation, with the collaboration of Agence France Press (AFP) and the Euro-Arab Foundation.  

2016
- Young Talent Award Hebe in journalism category, winner.

2015
- Talk "Borders North and South: experiences" in the Culture and Solidarity´s house of Granada.

2014
- Photography contest "A world with a woman's look", by the Center for Studies and Reflection of women in Veracruz, México. Winner.
- Talk "México, violence and hope" in the Culture and Solidarity´s house of Granada and in the Faculty of Education of the University of Granada.



EXHIBITIONS

2019
- "The Rif Rises Up", Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (IEFC), Barcelona.
- "Entre fronteras", municipal library Pio Baroja, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).


2018
- "The Rif Rises Up", Agencia Catalana de la Joventut, Barcelona. 
- "The Rif Rises Up", Encuentro y Solidaridad´s headquarters, Madrid.

2017
- "Entre fronteras", municipal library Luis Rosales, Carabanchel (Madrid).

- "Entre fronteras", College of Nursing, Cantabria. 
- "Entre fronteras", municipal library Nou Barris, Barcelona. 
- "Entre fronteras", rec center Cizur Menor, Navarra.

2016
- "Entre fronteras", cultural center Esgueva, Valladolid.

2014
- "The Alhambra, a legacy of history" at the University Cristóbal Colón, Veracruz (México).
- "Las Patronas, seeds of struggle and hope" at the University Cristóbal Colón, Veracruz (México). 



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