Gervasio Sánchez, National Photography Prize Winner in 2009, is one of the most well-known and prized war photographers of our country. His professional career of over more than 30 years meets most of the conflicts of Latin America, the Gulf, the former Yugoslavia, Africa and Asia. "Vidas Minadas" and "Desaparecidos" are two of his most well-known projects, which through an exhaustive follow-up were developed over 10 years.
He combines his photographic career with his posts, for Heraldo de Aragón, on the blog “Los desastres de la guerra",
Gervasio Sánchez is teacher of the International Masters in Contemporary Photography and Personal Projects. He has recently visited us in one of the meetings: consists of 5 hour-long seminars during which students will be in close contact with photographic author.
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Born in 1959, he has been a Cordovan journalist since 1984 and has lived in Zaragoza over 30 years. His works are published in Heraldo de Aragón and La Vanguardia, and he collaborates with Cadena Ser and the BBC.
He has produced a few books of his work including El Cerco de Sarajevo (1995), Vidas Minadas (1997, 2002 and 2007), Kosovo, crónica de la deportación (1999), Niños de la Guerra (2000), La Caravana de la muerte. Las víctimas de Pinochet (2002), Latidos del Tiempo (2004), together with the sculptor and plastic artist Ricardo Calero, Sierra Leona, guerra y paz (2005) y Sarajevo, 1992-2008 (2009), Desaparecidos (2011), Antología (2012) y Mujeres de Afganistán (2014).
In 2001, he coordinated with Manuel Leguineche on the book Los ojos de la guerra (in tribute to Miguel Gil) and in 2004 published Salvar a los niños soldado. Sánchez has won awards from the Asociaciones de Prensa of Aragón, Almería and Córdoba, Cirilo Rodríguez, Ortega y Gasset, Rey de España, Julio Anguita Parrado, Bartolome Ros awards and in 2009, Sánchez, won the National Photography Prize. He has been a special envoy on peace for UNESCO since 1998. In 2004, the government of Aragon gave him the Professionals’ Merit Medal and the Spanish government gave him “la Gran Cruz de la Orden Civil de la Solidaridad Social”. He is an adoptive son of Zaragoza and honorary member of Asociación de fotógrafos de Córdoba (AFOCO).