Manu Brabo

MANU BRABO

© Muel de Dios

b. 1981 Spain

Based in Gijòn, Spain

Founding Member

www.manu-brabo.com

m.brabo@memoreporters.com

 

Manu Brabo (Spain, 1981) is a freelance photojournalist based in Turin, Italy, whose work is focused mainly on social conficts around the world.

Since 2007 he has worked on the impact of natural disasters, political changes, uprisings, revolutions and wars in countries such as Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Bolivia, Kosovo, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Ukraine, etc…

During the last years Manu has been working for several NGO’s and international news agencies The Associated Press and his shots have been published in most important magazines and papers.

He is also full member of the photojournalist cooperative MeMo as well as cofounder of MeMo Magazine.

 

Grants/Awards

2011 – The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar: 1st place. Chris Hondros Memorial • International News 1st place General News
2012 – National Headliner Awards- 1st place and best in show
2012 – Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies Awards. Best Photo 2011-2012
2012 – Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents. Audience Award
2012 – The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar: 1st place Chris Hondros Memorial• International News 1st place General News
2013 – POYi 1st place – SPOT NEWS.
2013 – China International Press Photo: Silver prize in War and Disaster News Stories.
2013 – Overseas Press Club of America. Honorable Mention. The Robert Capa Gold Medal
2013 – Pulitzer Prize. Breaking News Photography.
2014 – Giornalisti del Mediterraneo, Italy
2015 – British Journalism Awards, Photojournalism.
2016 – POYi, 2nd. News Picture Story.
2016 – Press Awards, UK. “Photographer of the year 2015”
2016 – Premio Reporteros El Mundo.
2017 – POYi “Award of Excellence”.

 

Exhibitions

2014Siria. Nienmeyer Foundation. Spain.
2015Bukra Inshallah. BlueProject Foundation. Barcelona, Spain
2015Les larmes gelées de Donetsk. MSF. Paris, France.
2016Chemins d’exile. Collaboration avec L’Institut Français. Itinerancy. Madrid, Spain.
2017Marenostrum: War and exudus in the Mediterranean. MeMo. Nienmeyer Foundation. Ongoing itinerancy. Spain
2017Un día cualquiera. National Geographic. Ongoing itinerancy. Madrid, Spain
2018War Correspondants Against Breast Cancer. Samsung. Madrid, Spain

SELECTED WORKS

BRABO MENTAL | 2009

It was February 2009 when I first visited a psychiatric institution in a conflict zone. It was in Bethlehem, Palestine, and I was curious about how the occupation was…

BREAST CANCER DIARIES | 2018

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012 (second most common cancer overall). This represents about 12%…

CRIMEA | 2014

After the Russian intervention in Crimea and the subsequent inactivity of the Ukrainian Police and security forces there, the pro Russian movement decided…

DOUGMA: WAR AGAINST ISIS IN LIBYA | 2017

While the world’s attention has been focused on the Iraqi army’s war to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State, another bloody battle against Islamic militants is nearing a climax…

FORGOTTEN WAR IN UKRAINE | 2017

It’s now three years since the uprising in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine. Since then, the Ukrainian army (supported by several nationalist militias) has been fighting…

FRONTLINE ALEPPO | 2012

The following story was made in Aleppo province and includes pictures of several trips from early September 2012 until the end of March of 2013. After nearly 30 months…

FROZEN TEARS OF EASTERN UKRAINE | 2015

Ensuing the Maidan revolution, conflict broke out in the east of the country between the Russian majority and the new government. The insurrection began after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea…

GANGS WAREFARE IN EL SALVADOR | 2015

El Salvador saw a 70% spike in violent deaths in 2015, making last year the bloodiest since the country’s civil war, according to figures released on Monday…

TALES FROM A LIBYAN JAIL | 2016

In early April 2011, I was captured near Brega by the Libyan Army, alongside U.S. reporters Clare Gilles & James Foley. Our South African friend & collegue, Anton Harmmerl, was…

THE BATTLE FOR SIRTE | 2011

After 8 months of civilian conflict inside Lybia, Gadafi’s regime supporters have retreated of any major city in the country. Just Sirte, hometown and last stronghold…