Sandra Balsells


(Barcelona, 1966). Sandra Balsells is a photojournalist a large part of whose work has focused on the Balkan countries. For more than ten years she has documented the dismembering of the former Yugoslavia, working freelance for several Spanish and international media organisations. In 2006 she received the Ortega y Grasset Prize in recognition of her work. She has also produced numerous reports in such countries as Israel, Palestine, Mexico, Romania, Canada, Cuba, Mozambique, Haiti and Italy (Sicily). As a result of her experience in war zones, she has participated in some fifty collective and solo exhibitions and her work has been incorporated into public and private collections. She is author of the photographic report Balkan in memoriam (Blume, 2002), and co-author of the book Montreal Metropole vue par 30 grands reporters (Aux Yeux du Monde, 2000). In recent years she has been curator of exhibitions including Latidos de un mundo convulso (Throbbings of a Convulsed World – Lunwerg-Caja Madrid, 2007) and Desapareguts (Disappeared – CCCB, La Casa encendida and MUSAC, 2011).

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