Álvaro Laiz (1981, Spain)
Master in Visual Arts at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. His work focuses on realities usually ignored by mass media. He conceives photography as a tool to give civil society in post-conflict zones the chance to be heard, exploring the environment, costumes and traditions of those people at risk of exclusion. His photographs have been published in international media such us New York Times, Forbes, Days Japan, National Geographic, Sunday Times Magazine or British Journal of Photography among others.
He is also co-founder of ANHUA, a collective of photographers and visual artists who have decided to join to document the social, historical and contemporary.
In 2015 he was Finalist Magnum-Ideas Tap Foundation Award.