Jordi Pizarro. Jordi Pizarro.

Bio, Awards & Expos

Jordi Pizarro ( Barcelona, 1985 ).

Self-taught in my career as a documentary photographer. I started doing collaborations as a photographer working on the daily news for different Spanish newspapers but also weddings on the weekends. In 2010 I was contracted as a staff photographer for a Catalan newspaper but I decided to Stop after two years and start working on my personal projects. In 2013 I joined the Italian Agency Contrastro and I moved to New Delhi. During the next years I was working across India with assignments and collaborations for different international magazines and also I started working on my personal works.

Actually, I'm mostly interested in my personal and long-term projects. The emphasis of my work is largely focussed on current social and environmental concerns that affect different communities around the world, most of them unadvertised by the big media. My main goal is to aid and increase awareness of issues affecting people and their environments in the world we live in. I hope that with my photographs to contribute in some small way towards creating a critical reflexion of this world.

I'm also working on editorial and portraiture assignments worldwide for a variety of clients including NGO's, magazines and private companies. My work has been published in many international magazines around the world including National Geographic, New York Times, Time, Sunday Times, Internazionale or Foreign Policy among others.


Editorial Clients: 

  • The New York Times
  • Time Magazine
  • National Geographic
  • Washington Post
  • Foreign Policy
  • Smithsonian 
  • The Sunday Times
  • Geo Magazine
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung
  • Internazionale
  • IO Donna
  • El Mundo
  • El País 
  • El Periodico
  • Diari Ara
  • Le Monde
  • Paris Match
  • Neon Magazine
  • Le Parisien
  • Days Japan
  • Vice Magazine
  • The Caravan Magazine

Scholarships and Awards:

2017

  • POYI Latam Honorable mention at daylife series. USA

2016

  • Finalist at Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize. UK
  • Shortlisted people category at Sony World Photography Awards. UK
  • Selected at #65 Bourse du Talent du Paris. France
  • Finalist for The Environment Photographer of the year. UK
  • Selected for the Chennai Photo Biennale ( Goethe Institute ). India 

2015

  • Second Prize at POYI, Science and Nature category. USA
  • Second Prize at POYI LATAM, Portrait series category. USA
  • Winner of the SEJ Scholarship ( Society Environment Journalism ). USA
  • Winner special juror prize at Kuala Lumpur International Photo award. Malaysia
  • Finalist at Manuel Rivera Ortiz foundation scholarship. USA
  • Shortlisted at Sony word Photography Awards.Conceptual category. UK
  • Honorable mention at SDN ( social documentary Network ). USA
  • Finalist at Kolga award. Georgia
  • Finalist at Emerging scholarship at Lucie Foundation. USA

2014

  • Finalist at Emerging Photographer Grant by Burn Magazine. USA
  • Ernesto Bazán Scholarship. Perú
  • Selected for the Lumix festival for a young photojournalist. Germany
  • Selected for SCAN, the international photography Festival of Tarragona. Spain
  • Selected at Descubrimientos Photoespaña. Spain
  • Honorable Mention in Fotovisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project. USA
  • Finalist at Photocrati Fund award. USA
  • Selected for the Encontros da Imagem. Portugal
  • Third place at Photodays festival. Croatia.

2013

  • Selected at Eddie Addams Workshop. USA
  • Selected for the New Delhi PhotoFestival. India
  • Selected for the Fence Photoville. USA
  • Finalist at Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Scholarship. USA
  • Photón Festival Award. Spain 

Exhibitions/Workshops and conferences:

2016

Collective exhibition at Royal Geographical in London. UK
Collective at Somerset House in London. UK
Collective exhibition at Chennai Photo Biennale. India

2015

Individual exhibition at Persperktivet Museum. Norway
Individual exhibition at Photolux festival. Italy
Workshop at Universidad Panamericana during the Fotowik. México
Collective exhibition at Norma, Catania airport. Italy
Collective exhibition at Bronx documentary center. USA
Collective exhibition at Kolga Photography Festival. Georgia

2014

Individual exhibition at Instituto Cervantes. India
Individual exhibition at Photon Festival. Spain
Collective exhibition at SCAN ( Festival Internacional de Fotografía ). Spain
Collective exhibition at Photodays Festival. Croatia.
Collective exhibition at "Lumix festival for young photojournalism". Germany

2013

Individual exhibition at Can Baste government cultural house. Spain
Collective exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park during the Fence Photoville Festival. USA