Jordi Ruiz Cirera is an independent photographer and filmmaker from Barcelona. Devoted to long-term projects, Jordi takes a quiet, observational approach to documentary and focuses mainly on the effects of globalisation in small communities, migration flows and the environment.

He is a recipient of Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and winner of global awards including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Magnum’s 30 under 30, POYi, Lucie Awards, Magenta Flash Forward and the AOP’s Student Photographer of the Year. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and at festivals, and belongs to a number of private collections. In 2014, Jordi published his first monograph, Los Menonos.

His pictures can often be seen in international publications and he works globally for a number of editorial, non-profit and corporate clients. He holds a BA degree in design and an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication and is a member of Panos Pictures.


Recent Clients

M Le Magazin du Monde, Spiegel, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Topic, UNHCR


11Freunde, Airbnb, BASF, BBC, Bloomberg, COLORS, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, El País, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Gara Zazpika, Global Justice Now, Historic Royal Palaces, Huck Magazine, IDRC, Ink-Global, Io Donna, Libération, M Le Magazin du Monde, Marie Claire, MediaPro Exhibitions, MSF - Doctors Without Borders, Museo de la Ciudad de México, National Geographic Proof, Newsweek, Save the Children, Sonar Festival, SCPF, The British Journal of Photography, The Economist 1843, The Guardian, The New Statesman, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Lightbox, Topic Magazine, UNHCR, WHO, WaterAid, We are Sofa, Wired