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Catalina Martin-Chico




Franco-Spanish, Catalina began her career at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York.
Yemen was her reporting territory from 2007 to 2017. Her immersion at the Yemeni revolution earned her the ICRC's Visa d'or humanitaire in 2011.
After years in the Muslim world, from Morocco to Iran, Yemen and Egypt, Catalina turned to Latin America.
Winner of the Canon Woman Photojournalist Award in 2017, about her project on FARC ex-combatants in Colombia. Her images were exhibited as part of Visa pour l'Image Festival and around the world.
This work won the "Contemporary issues" prize at Worldpress 2019, and one of the photos was nominated for "Photo of the Year". The project was a finalist for the 2020 Oskar Barnack, Global Peace Award and Alexia Foundation.
In 2021, Catalina won the POY LATAM award with her work on the Sarayaku indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
In 2022, she won a grant from the Centre National d'Arts Plastiques for a project on youth in Chile, as well as the "Grande commande photographique" from the French Ministry of Culture and the BNF for her work on outdoor schools.
The photojournalist has been a regular contributor to French and international press.

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