Jordi Ruiz Cirera is an award-winning photographer based between Barcelona and Geneva, working for leading international publications, non-profit organizations, and commercial clients. In addition to commissions, he develops long-term photo and film projects in which he explores different themes such as migration, the environment, and social issues.

Jordi is a recipient of the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and the winner of prestigious awards including The Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, POYi, Lucie Awards, and Magenta Flash Forward. In 2012, he was chosen as AOP Student of the Year, in 2015 selected as one of Magnum’s 30 under 30, and in 2023 shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

Passionate about immersing himself in the stories he covers, Jordi is a gifted observer who crafts raw, intimate visual narratives. Drawing from his 10 years of experience as a documentary photographer, he brings authenticity to his commercial work, creating visual narratives that resonate with real-life experiences.

Select clients include:

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde M Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, FTHTSI, The California Sunday Magazine, Spiegel, 1843 Magazine, Bloomberg, UNHCR, MSF/Doctors Without Borders, Topic Studios, Amazon Studios, Airbnb, Continental, Zurich IG

Selected exhibitions and venues include:

The National Portrait Gallery (UK), The Nederlands Fotomuseum (NL), Galería Ivorypress (ES), Galerie Focale (CH), Paris Gare du Nord (FR), Unseen Amsterdam (NL), Centro Cultural Juan de Salazar (PY), Museo de la Ciudad de México (MX), DongGang PhotoFestival (KR)


For commissions or print sales contact Jordi directly:
 jordi [at]
+34 636 217 900 (Spain + WhatsApp)
+41 77 905 4198 (Switzerland)
+ 44 79 8064 5742 (UK)
For image sales, please contact Panos Pictures:
Michael Regnier, michael [at]
For image sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland please contact Laif:
Rober Kaçi, r.kaci [at]

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Full CV


MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, graduated with Distinction. 2011

Graduat Superior en Disseny, Escola Elisava. BA in Design at Elisava college, in Barcelona, Spain. 2007.


“Los Menonos”, Éditions du LIC 2014

Grants and Residencies

Somfy Photography Award, The Netherlandsm, 2019

Docking Station, The Netherlands, 2019

The Magnum Emergency Fund, USA, 2016

Eddie Adams Workshop, USA, 2012

Deutsche Bank Award for Photography, UK, 2012

IdeasTap Photgraphy Award, UK, 2012

Awards and Nominations

Winner 2022 Prix Focale – Ville de Nyon, Switzerland, 2022

Finalist Somfy Photography Award, “Gimme Shelter” , The Netherlands, 2019

Finalist Barilla & Thomson Reuters Foundation “Food & Sustainability Media Award”, Italy/US, 2017

Runner-Up The Magenta Flash Forward Award, Canada, 2016

Winner Magnum & IdeasTap “30 under 30”, UK, 2015

Winner Barcelona BIPA Awards, Spain, 2015

Nominated Joop Swart Masterclass, The Netherlands, 2015

Finalist D&AD Next Photographer Award, UK, 2015

Shortlisted Vevey International Photography Award, Switzerland, 2015

Winner Premio Revela, Spain, 2014

Nominated the ICP Infinity Awards, USA, 2013

Nominated Joop Swart Masterclass, The Netherlands, 2013

Finalist IdeasTap Photography Award, 2013

Winner the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, UK, 2012

Winner the AOP Student Awards, UK, 2012

2nd place POYi Community Awareness Award, USA, 2012

Finalist the IPA Lucie Awards, Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, USA, 2012

Solo Exhibitions:

“La Espera” at Belfast PhotoFestival. Belfast, 2022

“La Espera” at Galerie Focale. Nyon, 2022

“Los Menonos” at Circulation(s) Photo Festival. Paris, France, 2019

“The United Soya Republic” at Centro Cultural de España Juan de Salazar. Festival El Ojo Salvaje, Asunción, Paraguay, 2018

“The United Soya Republic” at Francesca Maffeo Gallery. Leigh-on-Sea, UK, 2017

“Los Menonos” at DongGang International Photo Festival. DongGang, South Korea, 2017

“Los Menonos” at “Biennal de Fotografía Xavier Miserachs”. Girona, Spain, 2016

“Los Menonos” at Gallery Vasli Souza. Mälmo, Sweden, 2015

“Los Menonos” at Pinsent Masons LD. London, 2014

“Ramallah’s youth at a croassroads” at Espai Català Roca, Barcelona, 2014

Collective Exhibitions

“La Espera” at the Nederlands Fotomuseum. “Gimme Shelter” exhibition. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2020

“The United Soya Republic” Audiovisual installation at Unseen Photo Festival with Docking Station in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2019

“Los Menonos” at Photo Speaks 2016, Seoul, Korea, 2016

“The United Soya Republic” at Ivorypress Gallery. Under35 exhibition. PhotoEspaña Off, Madrid, Spain, 2015

“Los Menonos” at Galeria Valid Foto. BIPA Photography Awards, Barcelona, Spain, 2015

“The United Soya Republic” at The NEC Birmingham. Magnum 30 under 30. UK, 2015

“Paraguay’s land struggle” at Biennal de fotografía Xavier Miserachs, Palafrugell, Girona, 2014

“Los Menonos” at Galería Paula Alonso. El Tiempo Suspendido, PhotoEspaña. Madrid, 2013

“The Parallel Society” at the Magnum Print Room. IdeasTap Photographic Award. London, UK, 2013

“Margarita Teichroeb” at The National Portrait Gallery. The Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. London, UK, 2012

“Mennonite Portraits” at London Film Museum. IdeasTap Photography Award exhibition. London, UK, 2012

“Mennonite Burial” at Foto8 Gallery. 2012

Foto8 Summershow, London, UK, 2012

“Los Menonos” at Allen & Overy LLP. 155th International Print Exhibition. London, 2012

“Los Menonos” at the Hoxton Gallery. The AOP Student Awards exhibition. London, 2012

“Los Menonos, at the LCC Galleries. Neither Snake nor Lizard exhibition, London, 2011

“Los Menonos”, at the Getty Images Gallery. The Ian Parry Award exhibition. London, 2011

Teaching and Lectures

Royal Academie of Art, The Hague. Lecture, 2019

ARIAS, Platform for Research through the Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam. Panel discussion, 2019

The Humanity House, The Hague. Panel Discussion, 2019

Centro Cultural Juan de Salazar, Asuncion. Panel Discussion, 2018

Centro Cultural Juan de Salazar, Asuncion. Workshop, 2018

London College of Communication, London. Lecture, 2017

El Observatorio, Barcelona. Lecture, 2015

Ivorypress Gallery, Madrid. Panel discussion, 2015
Central Saint Martins, London. Lecture, 2014

Editorial Clients

11Freunde, 1843 Magazine, BBC, Bloomberg, COLORS, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, El País, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Gara Zazpika, Huck Magazine, Ink-Global, Io Donna, Libération, Le Temps, M Le Magazin du Monde, Marie Claire,  National Geographic Proof, Newsweek, The British Journal of Photography, The California Sunday Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Lightbox, Topic Magazine, Topic Studios, Wired

Non Profit:

The Ford Foundation, Global Justice Now, Historic Royal Palaces, IDRC, International AIDS Society, MSF – Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, UNHCR, Ville de Carouge, WHO, WaterAid.

Corporate and Commercial:

Airbnb, Amazon Studios, BASF, Continental, Deutsche Bank, MediaPro Exhibitions, Siemens, Sonar Festival, Soon in Tokyo, Université de Geneve, We are Sofa / SCPF, Zurich IG