Bio

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Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita’s journeys as a photojournalists and filmmakers have taken them to more than 60 countries bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

In the last years they’re well known for their adoption of hybrid visual storytelling, they’ve produced a number of influential multimedia films. With the multimedia tool they’ve gaining unique access to sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. Their work has a multi-disciplinary approach, combining photography, writing, audio, video, and editing. They distinguish themselves through their depth of coverage, quality of production, and the unique content of their projects.

Their stories and multimedia work have been featured in the world’s foremost print and visual media, including The Guardian (UK), The New York Times (US), TIME (US), Channel 4 News (UK), Der Spiegel (Germany), National Geographic Magazine (Spain), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), The Atlantic (US), GEO Special (Germany), GEO International (20 countries), The Observer (UK), Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair (Italy), El País (Spain), CNN+, Magazine La Vanguardia (Spain), among others.

Photographers’ recent body of work includes Congo CSI denounced the genocide against Hutu people in Congo DR or Invisible Genocide against Women in Guatemala a multimedia essay documenting the massive rapes against 100.000 women that never had been denounced. They took a deep look into a daily life of a 21st Century Geisha in Japan for National Geographic or ‘Girls Trafficked in Nepal’, a multimedia piece documenting the new slaves of the Century.

They have received numerous commissions from leading international organisations such Action Aid documenting an international campaign fighting against children trafficking in Nepal or World Wildlife Fund (WWF) where they shifted their focus to the most compelling wildlife and environmental stories doing an international campaign to protect the most important wetland in Europe: Doñana’s National Park ‘Doñana’s beating Heart’

They organize some photographic exhibitions, talks and workshops about the new language of multimedia for different institutions like World Press Photo, different Universities, private schools and art galleries.

Laif Photo Agency in Germany and Polaris in US distribute their stories.

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Selected TV and radio

Interviewed by CHANNEL 1  TVE “Historias que cuentan”

Interviewed by Channel 24 about the multimedia ‘Girls Trafficked Nepal’

Interviewed by CNN+. South Africa. Football for Hope project

Interviewed by Channel  tve24h, Guatemala Genocide against Women

Interviewed by Jon Sistiaga.  CANAL+ CHANNEL TV

Interviewed by HISPAN TV

Interviewed by Channel 5 TV. South Africa project Football for Hope

Cadena_Ser   Interviewed by PUNTO DE FUGA.  From 38′

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