Samuel Aranda has spent the last 15 years documenting conflict, migration and social issues around the world. Working frequently for The New York Times in the Middle East and Africa, he has also completed assignments in Pakistan, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Colombia, China and Transnistria for clients including National Geographic, Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, Le Monde and El Pais Semanal. In 2012, he was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year for an image from the Yemeni uprising taken while on assignment for The New York Times. In the same year, his hometown of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona, awarded him the “Premi Ciutat.” In 2006, his feature about African migrants trying to reach Europe was awarded the Spanish National Award of Photography from ANIGP-TV. In 2015 he was awarded with the Nikon Photography award for his coverage of the Ebola crisis, and in 2016 he received the award again for his coverage of the refugee crisis.