Maysun (Spain. 1980) is a Spanish freelance photographer with no established base by now but mainly focused in Middle East reporting. The interest of learning and her desire to help people made her realize the necessity of documenting her surroundings.
Since 2005, she has been covering political issues, social conflicts or natural disasters in different places such as Burma, Thailand, Kosova, Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, L'Aquila (Italy), Egypt or Syria.
She has been working, as a freelance, for several NGO's and national/international News Agencies such as EPA or ACN (Spain). Her work has been published in the most important papers, magazines and blogs such as Time magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Focus magazine, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, ABC News, NBC News, The Daily Telegraph, Al Jazeera, Volksfreund, Die Welt, El Pais, El Mundo, CNN, Ojo de Pez Magazine, among others.
Maysun combines her work as a documentary photographer with painting.
-I'm committed to my job because I consider that it's a way to be engaged and consistent with my convictions and my ethics. Journalism is a way to be engaged with our world-.
Awards and Grants
2013 Marco Luchetta International Award. Finalist.
2013 Manuel Rivera Ortiz Grant. Finalist.
2013 PDN Photo Annual Award. Winner.
2013 2EME Edition Prix Lucas Dolega. Finalist.
2012 XVI International Prize of Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtuena. Finalist.
2011 PHE Ojo de Pez Human Values Award. Finalist.
2009 International Photography Awards 2009. Honorable Mention.
2009 Fotoactivate Awards by Inspiraction NGO and Vice Magazine. Winner.
2009 Enfoca Awards by Share Asociation 2009. Finalist.
2008 Foto-Nikon Award. Finalist.
2008 New Talent Fnac Grant 2008. Finalist.
2008 XI International Photojournalism Award - City of Gijon. Finalist.
2008 XI International Photojournalism Grant - City of Gijon. Winner.