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Areas of work

The Academy - Project by Ana Palacios Visual Journalist


Wild love - Exhibit by Ana Palacios Visual Journalist

animal rights

35 hours - Exhibit by Ana Palacios Visual Journalist

human rights

The skin of Africa - Project by Ana Palacios Visual Journalist


Ana Palacios Visual Journalist


Ana Palacios is a journalist and a documentary photographer focused on human rights, environment and animal right issues.

In 2023, she was chosen by Canon Europe as a mentor for its Student Development Programme and gives lectures on humanitarian photography for the brand in educational centers.

She has been awarded the Emergency Fund for Journalists grant from the National Geographic Society and the SOS Culture grant from VEGAP. She has been awarded the f/DKV Fotografía Con Causa Prize, selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review and nominated for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2021 and 2022.

She is a contributor to National Geographic, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, El País Semanal, Die Zeit, 6 Mois, etc. She had solo exhibits in venues such as Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (Spain), the French Alliance in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) or the Casa de la Donne in Rome (Italy) and works as a regular lecturer at the EFTI School of film and photography in Madrid.


As a freelance visual journalist, Ana develops long-term projects documenting in-depth social issues related to human rights, environment, and animal rights with a “solutions journalism” approach, searching for a positive social impact.

Her mission is to spread the word, that’s why…

Her work has been awarded, exhibited and published worldwide.

She is a public speaker at universities, photography festivals and other educational centers in order to instruct, educate and inspire topics regarding Human Rights.

She is also a member of national and international photo contest juries.

Her work belongs to public and private collections such as the Masaveu Foundation, DKV Seguros or the Lucie Foundation.

Proud member of Women Photograph and Photographic Social Vision, she has published three books and has directed a documentary on child slavery available on Filmin.

Ana Palacios Visual Journalist