Africa Europe Latin America Middle East
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Years of experience: More than 10
HEFAT certification? no
Quintina Valero (b. 1970, Germany)a freelance documentary and press photographer from Spain. I originally studied and worked as an Economist but in 2001 I moved to London (UK) to study Photojournalism at the London College of Communication. My work focuses on human rights and humanitarian crisis with an emphasis on migration, working often with local NGOs around the world. My work has been featured in online and print media such as Stern, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Thomson Reuter Foundation, Internationale, BBC, SIPA Press, L'Obs, LensCulture, El País, XL Semanal.
My latest projects about sex trafficking and the impact of Chernobyl’s nuclear accident have received international awards including the Lensculture Emerging Talents Award 2016 (The Netherlands), Festival della Fotografia Etica: Documenting Humanity 2016 (Italy) and the Photo Press Contest Award 2017 (Ukraine). My work has been exhibited in Ukraine, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Italy, UK and Germany.
I have alsao been trained as an Arts Leader and have extensive experience designing, managing and facilitating artistic and educational workshops working with vulnerable groups in schools and community centres.
In 2015 she joined the Food of War, a multidisciplinary art collective that explores the relation between food and conflict to raise awareness of the impact for the environments and communities.