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Guillem Valle

Guillem Valle

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Profession: Photographer
Location: Bangkok , Thailand
Home base: Barcelona
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: Catalan, Spanish, English, French
Organization: Freelance
Journal: http://www.guillemvalle.com
Skype: Guillemvalle guillemvalle
Mobile phone: +34 606 990 687 (Spain)
Home phone: +66 0808 174 773 (Thailand)
Last login: over 3 years ago
Member since: 21 Nov 2006 09:11


I was born in Barcelona in 1983 and became interested in documentary photography at the age of 14 when I travelled to Sarajevo on an art student exchange program.

At age of 16 I started to work as a freelance photographer for local newspapers.

My first international story was about the anti-globalization movement’s response and demonstrations during the G8 summit of 2001 in Genoa.

While still a student at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, I travelled to Palestine on two occasions between 2001 and 2004, to photograph the Palestinian Intifada.I started to work with El País in 2003, all the while maintaining a personal agenda, developing a body of documentary work on socials issues here in Spain.

Since 2006 I have gone to Lebanon to cover such themes as: the war between Israel and Shiite militia Hezbollah and the conflict between Fatah Al-Islam and the Lebanese army in Northern Lebanon. These images mark the beginning of my collaboration with Sipa Press New York as a distributed photographer.

In the course of 2008 I covered Kosovo independence, as well as beginning a body of work on the PKK in Northern Iraq and the Uygur minority of the Xinjiang region of North-western China.

In 2009 I have worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo photographing the gold mines and the victims of sexual violence in the war-torn east of the country.


- World Press Photo 2011 3rd Prize Portraits
- Honourable Mention Best of Photojournalism 2010
- Ipa Award Finalist 2009
- Alexia Foundation Finalist 2010
- 14th Gijon Award Finalist 2010


- Palestine: Dignity under Siege (Institut d’Estudis Fotografics de Catalunya. 2004)
- Asia and Europe, Dialogue of Cultures (photography museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia. 2009)
- Mines of the Conflict (Projection at Gijón Photo Festival. 2010)


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Fixer in Mae Sot, Thailand

Hi everyone!
Does anyone know a good fixer in Mae Sot, Thailand?

Any answer will be appreciated.


03 Mar 2011 04:03 | 0 replies

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