Samuel Aranda
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Samuel Aranda


"In Photography, I´m only interested in emotions."

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.

Ambassador's cameras and lenses
α7R III 35mm full-frame camera with autofocus
RX1R II Professional Compact Camera with 35mm Sensor
Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
FE 85mm F1.8
SEL28F20 / SEL28F20FEC / SEL28F20UWC
FE 28mm F2
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