Born and raised in Almería, the southeast of Spain, I developed an interest in storytelling early in my life. My mom was a literature teacher, who showed my sister and I great books of the Iberoamerican tradition, and my father’s love for art made him take the family to every available museum anywhere we went. We were always listening to the news on the radio, which made me fall in love with the medium, and by the time I bought my first iPod and I loaded it with hundreds of podcasts. On the summer of 2009, at the age of seventeen, I was introduced to photography by a close friend who explained me how an image must be filled. I used photography a lot over my college years as a way to disconnect and liberate stress, same way I used movies and TV series for. Learning about images and plots was something I became really passionate about, and defined the way I understand fiction nowadays. The years I spent studying the degree on Spanish Literature and Linguistics let me learn how my mother tongue works and which kinds of mediums could be used to tell a written story. It was then when I created my first hypertext project: a snobbish, uptight Tumblr story called “por qué estoy aquí” (“why am I here”). After university, I moved to Barcelona to study Journalism. There I learnt how to tell stories properly, and found my true passion on the field: photojournalism. I bought a secondhand Nikon and started photographing the city and its neighborhoods. Back at my hometown, I interned at a local film production company, where I learnt how to create advertisement campaigns for movies, along with being able to assist to the 18th edition of the Málaga Film Festival. Working at something related to the film industry would be an experience I’d be able to do again twice, at the 6th and 7th editions of the Cinejoven Film and TV Festival, destined to expand the knowledge of audiovisual storytelling. The summer after finishing my internship I worked as a music reporter for some online magazines, where I explore photojournalism from a more aesthetically point of view. My work at these online magazines also brought me to the field of gender studies and its reality on society, which motivated me to learn more about the subject and its relation with feminism, postcolonial criticism and art, specifically pieces of audiovisual fiction. The result of this interest took me back to university, to a pre-PhD scholarship on the field of Narrative Theory, where I focused on studying the representation of gender and sexuality on teenage media. After that, I had my first solo exhibition called Pico tres, where I explored the themes of sexuality and gender through photography. At the same time, I started a series of short-film documentaries based on interviews with creators: el snake del nokia.Locked Pro Plan feature
Producing, directing and editing documentary short-films focused on creators
Event photography, commercial photography (with clients such as Housfy) and artistic photography
Pre-PhD scholarship on the field of Narrative Theory, focused on studying the representation of gender and sexuality on teenage media.
Twitter Manager of the account @CjAlmeria from 25/04/2017 to 01/05/2017 for the 7th Edition of Cinejoven Film and TV Festival, hosted in Almería on 28th, 29th, and 30th April 2017 (more info at http://cinejoven.es) With tasks such as: – Promoting the Festival during the days prior to its premier – Live tweeting during all Festival activities, broadcasting what was happening in each event – Generating conversation through the hashtags #Cinejoven, # Cinejoven7 and #Lavitaminaquenecesitas – Promoting and acknowledging the work of the Festival sponsors through the use of specific hashtags (# Cinejoven + brand name) – Sharing audiovisual content from the Cinejoven team – Addressing the audience: sharing the tweets that reflected what was experienced in the Festival, and answering questions about its organization
Publication focused on exploring and defining identity, gender and sexuality through fiction.
Weekly publication of articles related to music, film and TV.
Twitter Manager of the account @CjAlmeria from 11/05/2016 to 22/05/2016 for the 6th Edition of Cinejoven Film and TV Festival, hosted in Almería on 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd May 2016 (more info at http://cinejoven.es) With tasks such as: – Promoting the Festival during the days prior to its premier – Live tweeting during all Festival activities, broadcasting what was happening in each event – Generating conversation through the hashtags #Cinejoven, # Cinejoven6 and #Encuentratucamino – Promoting and acknowledging the work of the Festival sponsors through the use of specific hashtags (# Cinejoven + brand name) – Sharing audiovisual content from the Cinejoven team – Addressing the audience: sharing the tweets that reflected what was experienced in the Festival, and answering questions about its organization
Graphic designer and Editor, with tasks like: ○Design of Press Kit for the movie The Writer's Burrow, and design of Production Kit for Rostros y Manos documentary ○ Photo editing ○Design of posters and flyers for promoting the activities of the production company ○ HTML design of Newsletters ○ Video editing and podcast editing for promoting The Writer's Burrow ○ Web design of 32historias.com PR and Community Manager, with tasks like: ○Writing press releases about festivals and film markets attended by The Writer's Burrow for the Newsletter and news blog of 32historias.com ○Social Media Manager of Instagram account @32historias and Twitter accounts @LaMadriguera32H and @32historias from March to June 2016.
Collaboration in cataloging and the management of ASYNET database. Collaboration with librarians at production and creation of cultural activities: reading clubs for older people and storytelling for children.
BCN_NY Masters in Journalism at Barcelona University and Columbia Journalism School. With courses such as: Photojournalism, Radio, Video Recording and Editing, and Social Media Management.
Bachelor's degree in Spanish Studies (Linguistics and Spanish Literature) With courses such as: Communication Technology, Narrative Theory, Literary Creation and Writing Expression.