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  • BIO

    Jordi Ruiz Cirera (b. 1984) is an award winning documentary photographer from Barcelona. Currently based in Mexico he combines personal long-term projects with editorial, NGO and corporate assignments for a broad range of international clients.

    In the last years he has been the recipent of global awards including winner of the Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant, the DB Award for Photography, Magnum 30 under 30, AOP Student Photographer of the Year, POYi, Lucie Awards or the Magenta Flash Forward.

    He has exhibited widely in galleries and festivals, and been a regular contributor of media such as the NY Times, the Sunday Times Magazine or the Guardian. He has also published on National Geographic, TIME, Newsweek, Die Zeit, BJP or El Pais and collaborated with NGOs including MSF/Doctors without Borders, Save the Children or WaterAid.

    In 2014 he published his first monograph, Los Menonos, with independent publishing house Editions du LIC. He holds a degree in Design, and an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication.



    National Geographic, The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, BBC World, M Le Magazin du Monde, Liberation, Die Zeit, Io Donna, El País, Gara, Wired, the CNN, Marie Claire, Huck Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Private Magazine, Global Justice Now, MSF / Doctors Without Borders, WaterAid, Save the Children, the World Health Organization


    Recipent of the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant
    Winner as part of a team with The Guardian of the Best Short Film at the One World Media Awards
    Second Place The Magenta Flash Forward Award

    Winner "30 under Thirty" photographers by Magnum and IdeasTap
    Winner BIPA Photography Awards
    Nominated Joop Swart Masterclass
    Finalist D&AD Next Photographer Award

    Winner Premio Revela

    Nominated, the ICP Infinity Awards
    Nominated Joop Swart Masterclass
    Finalist IdeasTap Photography award, London, UK

    Winner the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, London, UK
    Winner the Deutsche Bank Award for Photography, London, UK
    Winner the AOP Student Awards, London, UK
    2nd place POYi Community Awareness Award 2012, USA
    Finalist the Lucie Awards (IPA), Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, Los Angeles, USA
    Winner “One to Watch” student challenge by Lisa Pritchard Agency, London, UK
    Honourable Mention Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Canada
    Selected the Eddie Adams Workshop 2012, New York, USA
    Selected Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
    Selected the Foto8 Summershow, London
    Selected 155th International Print Exhibition by the Royal Photographic Society
    Selected Concurso de Fotografia Purificación García, Madrid, Spain
    Selected Migration, Stories of a Journey Photography Award, London, UK
    Selected Ian Parry award 2012, London, UK

    Selected Ian Parry award, London, UK
    Shortlisted Bar Tur award, London, UK


    “The United Soya Republic” Solo exhibition at Francesca Maffeo Galery, Leigh-on-Sea, UK
    “Los Menonos” Solo exhibition at DongGang International PhotoFestival,Yeongwol, Korea

    “Los Menonos” solo exhibition at "Biennal de FotografĂ­a Xavier Miserachs", Girona
    “Los Menonos” Collective exhibition at "Photo Speaks 2016", Seoul

    “Menonos” solo exhibition at Gallery Vasli Souza, Mälmo, Sweden.
    “The United Soya Republic” collective exhibition "Under 35" at Ivorypress Gallery, Madrid.
    “Menonos” collective exhibition at Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona
    “The United Soya Republic” collective exhibition "30 under Thirty" at NEC Birmingham

    “Ramallah's youth at a croassroads” Solo exhibition at Espai Català Roca, Barcelona
    “Paraguay's land struggle” Biennal de fotografía Xavier Miserachs, Palafrugell, Girona
    “Manar and her boyfriend” The Renaissance Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London
    “Menonos” solo exhibition at Pinsent Masons LD, London
    “The last residents of Minga Pora” A year in development, Labyrinth Photographic, London

    "Menonos", El Tiempo Suspendido, PhotoEspaña 2013, Galería Paula Alonso, Madrid
    "The Parallel Society", IdeasTap Photographic Award , Magnum Print Room, London
    "Celebration of the Eid Day", A year in development, Labyrinth Photographic, London

    "Margarita Teichroeb", The Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
    "Mennonite Portraits", IdeasTap Photography Award, London Film Museum, London, UK
    "Mennonite Burial", 2012 Foto8 Summershow, London, UK
    "Menonos", 155th International Print Exhibition, Allen & Overy LLP in London
    "Menonos" at The AOP Student Awards exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery in London
    "Five Siblings", The RGB Awards at the The Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol
    "The Fredom Theatre, Palestina" Solo exhibition at CC Cotxeres Borrell, Barcelona
    "In no man's land", Migration, Stories of a Journey exhibition at the Royal Horseguards of London

    "Menonos, Neither Snake nor Lizard exhibition, the LCC Galleries, London
    "The Mennonites in Bolivia", the Ian Parry Award exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in London
    "The Nomad's School", solo exhibition at Ateneu 9Barris, Barcelona