Manu Brabo (Spain, 1981) specializes in photography at the Oviedo School of Arts in 2003 and begins his career as an independent photojournalist in 2007 in Kosovo. Since then Manu has used photography to investigate the violence among the human kind, and its consequences. Wars, uprisings, migration crisis or natural disasters have led (and regulated) a large part of Manu’s life, photographing for media such as the Wall Street Journal or The Associated Press, NGOs such as RSF or foundations as The Welcome Trust

In his career he has been awarded numerous international awards, including the Pulitzer (2013) Picture of the Year on 5 occasions, and the British Press Awards. His work has been exhibited collectively and individually in festivals, photography centers and Art Galleries in Europe and the US. In 2017, together with National Geographic, he created a traveling retrospective on his work in the Middle East “Un Dia Cualquiera” exhibited in Madrid and Barcelona.

He has also collaborated with different projects such as “War Reporters Against Breast Cancer” in favor of the Spanish Breast Cancer Federation or promotional campaigns for the Prado Museum. In addition, he has carried out different projects in different areas of culture, such as his collaboration in the musical show “Ukraína” with the rock band “Toundra” (Madrid,Barcelona, Bilbao, Zaragoza) or his collaborations with the Gijón Film Festival (FICX).

He is also a teacher in the EFTI photojournalism master's program.


2011- The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar: 1st place. Chris Hondros Memorial International News & 1st place General News
2012- National Headliner Awards- 1st place and best in show
2012- Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies Awards. Best Photo 2011-2012
2012- Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War Correspondents. Audience Award
2012- The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar: 1st place Chris Hondros Memorial International News & 1st place General News
2013- POYi- SPOT NEWS.
2013- China International Press Photo: Silver prize in War and Disaster News Stories.
2013- Overseas Press Club of America. The Robert Capa Gold Medal
2013- Pulitzer Prize. Breaking News Photography.
2014- Giornalisti del Mediterraneo, Italy
2015- British Journalism Awards, Photojournalism.
2015- Premio Asociacion Fotoperiodistas Asturias
2016- POYi. News Picture Story.
2016- Press Awards, UK. "Photographer of the year 2015"
2016- Premio Reporteros El Mundo.
2016- Premio Asociacion Fotoperiodistas Asturias
2016- Finalist Pulitzer (Batalla de Mosul)
2017- POYi. "Award of Excellence”.
2018- Premio Asociacion Fotoperiodistas Asturias
2019- POYi. Impact Migrant Status Award
2020- FInalist Premios Garcia Marquez (Colectivo COVID Photo Diaries)
2020- Premio Asociacion Fotoperiodistas Asturias
2023- POYi LATAM
2023- Premio Asociacion Fotoperiodistas Asturias


2022- “Black Butterflies”, guerra de Ukrania. Vitoria Gasteiz. Spain
2021- “El Carro del Mundo” mujeres en conflicto. Oviedo. Spain
2020- “Covid Photo Diaries” Fundación DKV, Zaragoza. Spain
2019- “In the Wake of Poseidon”. De Chirico Art Gallery, Torino. Italy
2019- “Freedom Of Movement” The Showroom, Paris. France
2018- “Un Dia Cualquiera” National Geographic. Madrid & Barcelona. Spain
2018- “Reporteros de Guerra Contra el Cancer Mama” Espacio Mood, Madrid. Spain
2017- “Libia, Ilusione di Libertá” MUDIMA, Milan. Italy
2016- “Foto-Reporteros: Upfront Spanish”. AECID e Instituto Cervantes. International Tour
2015- “Fear”:Photography Festival of Delhi, India.
2015- “Fear”:Exhibition at the Festival di Fotografía FotoArte di Puglia, Taranto, Italy.
2015- “Syria”: Niemeyer Foundation, Avilés, Asturias. Spain
2015- La Nostra Storia 1955-2015. by L’Espresso. Roma, Italy.
2015- “Bukra Inshallah”: Exhibition at Fundación Blueproject Project Room, Barcelona, Spain.
2014- “The first Global War”. Exhibition at the Piedicastello gallery, Trento, Italy.
2014- “Revoluciones Árabes” Exhibition at the Centro de Historias de Zaragoza, Spain.
2012- “Estallido Arabe”. Fotopress Oviedo 2012. Spain

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