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Bilbao, Spain

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ANA MARIA AREVALO GOSEN (B. 1988 Caracas, Venezuela)

Because of the Venezuelan crisis, in 2009 Ana decided to move to Toulouse, France. She lived and studied in this city for 4 years. She studied political sciences for a year, Ana went to the ETPA, "école supérieure de photographie".

 

During her studies, she developed a taste for the in-depth documentary style. She keeps developing and refining through the years.

 

In 2011 she met a family of Rumanian gypsies in Toulouse. Over a period of three years she learned the principles of documenting humans with them. "Les Gitans de Toulouse" is the beginning of a defining work that will mark her style.

 

Ana moved to Hamburg in 2014. Since then, she works as a freelance photojournalist.

 

In 2017, she went back to the place she still calls "home", Venezuela. She started to spend long periods of time documenting the current crisis. Her work "Días eternos" is her first long-form work, she photograped and interviewed women in detention centers.

 

The most challeging piece of work she had done is called "the meaning of life". It is an intimate story about her husband's fight with testicular cancer. Which she uses to create awareness about this disease.

 

Her work has been published in international news medias. The NYT, LFI Magazine, DUMMY, Wordt Vervoldt, Libération, Tal Cual, El Pais Semanal, Der Spiegel, etc.

EDUCATION & ACCOLADES

  • September 2019 MANIFESTO Festival in Toulouse.

  • May 2019 1st Place POY Latam in "La fuerza de las mujeres" category.

  • Shortlisted for Getxophoto Open Cal

  • March 2019 Nomination Joop Swart Masterclass  

  • July 2018 RISC Training in Sarajevo 

  • August 2018 Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting Travel Grantee

  • July 2018 Women Photograph + Nikon Grantee 

  • June 2018 Selected for the Triennal of Photography Hamburg PortfolioMatch

  • April 2018 Selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review

  • April 2017 Participant of a workshop with Patrick Zachmann at LFI Hamburg.

  • January 2017 supported by Leica to produce The Meaning of Life project.

  • July 2016 supported by Leica to continue with the Love Poem project for a year.

  • June 2016 selected for All at Once Visual Story Telling workshop with VII Photo Agency in Barcelona, Spain.

  • April 2016 participant of a workshop with Jacob Aue Sobol at LFI Hamburg.

  • March 2016 Selected for a workshop with Gute Aussichten at Deichtorhalle, Hamburg.

  • July 2012 Internship in AFP, Paris France.

  • 2011-2013 ETPA School of Photography, Toulouse, France.

  • 2010-2011 Political Sciences in Sciences Politiques Toulouse, France.

  • 2006-2009 Liberal Arts in Metropolitan University, Caracas Venezuela.