Irina Werning


Irina Werning is a freelance photojournalist who focuses on personal long-term projects. She is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Werning has a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in history (Buenos Aires) and a master's in photojournalism (London).

She won the Ian Parry Scholarship (The Sunday Times Magazine and Getty) in 2006, the Emerging Photographer Fund - Burn Magazine (Magnum Foundation) in 2012, and a first-place Sony World Photography Award for portraiture in 2012.

Werning was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the nine Argentinian photographers you need to follow in 2015 and her book Back to the Future was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the best photobooks of 2014. In 2020, she was awarded the Emergency Covid Grant (National Geographic) and a Pulitzer Reporting Grant in 2021.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner
2007 Joop Swart Masterclass participant

Irina Werning on Social Media:
Instagram: @irinawerning

Irina Werning

Portrait credit: Irina Werning