Cesar Dezfuli


Cesar Dezfuli (b. 1991), born in Madrid, Spain, is a journalist and documentary photographer whose work often explores themes related to migration, identity, and human rights. 

Self-taught in photography and having learned the profession as a journalist in various newsrooms, Dezfuli’s assignments and personal projects have taken him to document different realities worldwide, from covering the elections in Kenya, Rwanda and Kosovo, to documenting families which have gone against China's one-child policy. Since 2015, his focus has been on the migrant crisis at the borders of Europe, in particular the Central Mediterranean migration route. 

Since 2019 he is a frequent contributor to De Volkskrant and Le Monde newspapers, while his work has also been published in various international media such as The Guardian, Time, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Aljazeera or the BBC. He has received several awards and grants including the Pictures of the Year International, the Sony World Photography Awards, the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize or the Catchlight Fellowship, among others. 

Part of individual or collective exhibitions worldwide, his work has been exhibited at: the National Portrait Gallery, United Kingdom; the Museum of Sydney, Australia; European Center for the Arts, Germany; French Institute of Malaga, Spain; Addis Foto Fest, Ethiopia; or Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, United States.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest winner

Cesar Dezfuli on Social Media:
Instagram: @dezfuli
Twitter: @dezfuli

Cesar Dezfuli

Portrait credit: Cesar Dezfuli