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Jordi Ruiz Cirera is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who combines long-term documentary projects with commissioned work for leading international publications, non-profit and corporate clients.

His work has been known for bringing a personal view on global subjects through raw, intimate narratives. With a background in documentary photography, Jordi has worked on subjects including migration between Central and North America, environmental issues related with large-escale food production the impacts of globalisation in small communities and portraits of renowned personalities. His photographs can often be seen in the pages of international media including The California Sunday, Le Monde M Magazine, Spiegel, The Telegraph Magazine and The New York Times. He is a recipient of Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and winner of global awards including The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, POYi, Lucie Awards and Magenta Flash Forward. In 2012 he was named AOP’s Student Photographer of the Year and in 2015 chosen as one of Magnum’s 30 under 30. His work has been exhibited widely including The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, Ivorypress in Madrid, Centro Juan de Salazar in Asuncion and a public exhibition at Paris Gare du Nord. Although primarily known for his photographic work, Jordi has taken his storytelling experience into films, directing and filming for clients including UNHCR, Topic, Huck, Amazon Studios or Airbnb. He graduated with a BA degree in design and an MA with Distinction in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication. He is a member of Panos Pictures and Laif Agentur.    

Clients

EDITORIAL: 11Freunde, 1843, 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, Université de Geneve, We are Sofa / SCPF