I travel around the world looking for people and groups of population who are struggling to survive. This year, I want to continue working in a project entitled “The Will of Existing”. I have explored various countries around the world and now I want to focus my camera in women from Congo. I have selected a place in East Congo, Kivu Region, where I found a center for refugees and victims of gender violence.
Joined February 2015
Miguel Angel Sanchez (born in Madrid 1977), a Spanish photographer based in Istanbul. Recently 1st Runner up Terry O´Neill photography award 2015 Sanchez combines his work as a studio photographer with his career as a photojournalist documenting conflict zones. He is an itinerant photographer who takes his workspace/studio to many corners of the world: Asia, Middle East or Africa. Within the last five years he has covered the Arab Spring, the Libyan civil war, the Ulu Pamir besieged by the PKK in Turkish Kurdistan, Lebanon after Hariri and the Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip, among others. With exhibitions in Paris, Belgium, Madrid, and Cairo, Sanchez’s work has been published in the International media most notably El País, The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, Photo Raw, La Lettre de la Photographie, Burn magazine. He is author of photographic books: El alma del mundo Planeta-‐ Lunwerg, 2012 and City in Portraits Solidere. Lebanon, 2013 (Red Dot award 2013).