Ricardo García Vilanova


Ricardo Garcia Vilanova has been a freelance photographer for over 19 years. Specializing in conflict zones and humanitarian crises, he has reported on the Arab Spring and ISIS conflicts. 

His photographs have been published in Life, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Liberation, Paris Match, The Guardian, The Times, Die Welt, Der Spiegel, Stern, and many more. 

Vilanova has also collaborated with organizations such as United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Human Rights Watch. As a freelance video journalist, he has worked with CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, Channel 4, VICE, PBS, and Euronews, among others.

The Wall Street Journal presented his candidacy for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. He has been awarded with PX3 four times, and is a two-time winner from the following organisations: Pictures of the Year (POY), International Photography Awards (IPA), Moscow International Foto Awards, and LensCulture. He has also received awards from the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Days Japan International, Mika Yamamoto International Journalist Award, and the International Press Club. As a video journalist, he has received the Rory Peck prize. 

World Press Photo Involvement:
2020 Photo Contest award wining photographer

Ricardo García Vilanova

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