Emilio Morenatti

Photographer, Spain visit website

Emilio Morenatti © Oded Balilty

2008, Honorable mention singles, Spot News

2013, 3rd prize singles singles, Contemporary Issues

Emilio Morenatti, a native of Spain who studied graphic design, started working as a photojournalist for a local newspaper in 1989. In 1992, he joined the Spanish news agency Efe. He has worked exclusively for the Associated Press since March 2004.

In 2009, Pictures of the Year International named him newspaper photographer of the Year and the National Headliner Award gave him their highest honor, a gold medal. In 2010, The National Press Association of America named him the Photographer of the Year.

Emilio has years of experience in war zones, working for AP in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and Palestinian Territories. While on assignment in Afghanistan on 11 August 2009, Emilio was injured in a bomb blast. He is now back in action and based in Barcelona as the AP chief photographer for Spain and Portugal.



Winning images by location


2013, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize singles

An interview with Spanish photographer Emilio Morenatti about his winning picture from the Barcelona demonstrations.

See all 2013 World Press Photo Contest winners: worldpressphoto.org/awards/2013