Guillem Valle (Barcelona 1983):
Guillem Valle’s first interest in documentary photography began when, almost by accident, he travelled to Sarajevo at the age of 14 in an Exchange Student program.
Since then, he has worked for uncountable newspapers and magazines around the world, all the while maintaining his own photographic agenda.
He has been based in Bangkok since 2010 covering Southeast Asia for several international media such as The New York Times, The Guardian or The Wall Street Journal among others.
In 2011 he covered the Arab Spring including the civil war in Libya and the Kurdish struggle in Northern Syria.
Laureate with several awards, including World Press Photo and Best of Photojournalism, Valle is currently developing a long-term project about Stateless people in the world.
Quote: “I prefer images that raise more questions than answers"
Currently Based between Barcelona and Bangkok he is one of the founders of Me-Mo Magazine.
Awards and Exhibitions
- World Press Photo 2011 Portraits 3rd Prize.
- Best of Photojournalism 2010.
- Finalist of International Photography Award 2009.
- Finalist Alexia Foundation Grant 2010.
- Finalist 14º prize “Encuentro Internacional de Fotoperiodismo ciudad de Gijon. 2010.
- Palestine: Dignity under Siege at Institut d’Estudis Fotografics de Catalunya. Barcelona. 2004.
- Asia and Europe, Dialogue of Cultures (Photographic Museum, Yekaterinburg, Rusia. 2009.
- Mines of the Conflict. Screening at The Internacional de Photo-Meeting in Gijón. 2011.
- 3/11 Tsunami Photoproject. Tokio Metropolitan Museum. 2011.
- Unpublished. Collective Exhibition at The Circle of Art. Barcelona. 2013