Juan Carlos Tomasi
Journalist and photographer. From Barcelona, born in Madrid. His camera has captured images in a wide range of scenarios and historical moments around the world. From the displaced people of Congo and Rwanda to the victims of the Balkan war, from the numerous natural disasters to humanitarian coverage of major epidemics, he has tried to find, from the other side of the daily news, stories of lives that dignify and give prominence to the victims. He started out as a sports journalist, working on the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, but his career took a radical turn to focus on conflict coverage and humanitarian journalism. He has been a producer and director for several international media outlets. Since 1995 he has been a photographer and reporter for the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. Over the last twenty-five years, he has contributed to sharing with the public almost every forgotten conflict in the world, working for media such as El País, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, The Independent… He also collaborates with other international aid organisations to spread the word about the consequences of humanitarian disasters and climate change. He has published several books and has exhibited his work in many cities around the world (Lisbon, London, Madrid, Casablanca, Athens, Rome, Moscow, Pristine, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Melbourne…).