Born in Altea in 1979, Joan Alvado has lived in Barcelona since 2005.

His works have been published in media like The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, El Pais, Hurriyet, VICE, Descobrir Catalunya, 7K magazine, Huffington Post, Voima or Le Point, among others. Part of his work has been exhibited in several events and photo festivals in Spain, Cuba, Turkey, France, Slovenia or Italy. Since 2013, he collaborates with the collective of turkish photographers NAR Photos. His archive is distributed by agencies like AFP, Getty Images, Laif or Luz Photo.

In 2015, his project "School of Shepherds" receives the "Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award", and is selected for the "Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña" program. In 2016, his project "Cuban Muslims" wins the "New FNAC Photography Talent" award in Spain.


Awards and Exhibitions

2016

School of Shepherds
PICURT - Mountain Cinema Festival 
La Seu d'Urgell (Pyrenees)

Cuban Muslims - FNAC New Photography Talent award

Cuban Muslims - Honorable Mention in FotoVisura Photography Grant

School of Shepherds
Sestao Photo Festival 
Sestao (Basque Country, Spain)

2015

Cuba, Seeds of Autonomy
Michael Horbach Stiftung Gallery
Köln (Germany)

School of Shepherds
Photogenic Festival 
Barcelona

School of Shepherds
Fotonoviembre International Photography Biennal 
Tenerife

Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award 2015 (School of Shepherds)
SF Camera Work gallery
San Francisco (USA)

School of Shepherds - Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award 2015

School of Shepherds -
Selected for Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2015 program

School of Shepherds
Sala Cava Can Basté
Barcelona

Kurdish Women
Sant Cugat
Barcelona

2014

School of Shepherds
DOCFIELD Documentary Photography Festival
Barcelona.

School of Shepherds - Honorable Mention IPA, International Photo Awards

Kurdish Women
Sala Cava Can Basté
Barcelona.

Kurdish Women, Inside, Outside
Noviembre Fotográfico Festival
La Habana, Cuba.

School of Shepherds
Noviembre Fotográfico Festival
La Habana, Cuba.

The Lab - Collective
Objectiu Bcn, Virreïna centre de la Imatge
Barcelona.

2013

Crisogen Chronicles
Bienal Internacional de Fotografía Fotonoviembre
Tenerife.

2012

Kurdish Women
Fórum fotogràfic Can Basté
Barcelona

The last days of Sulukule
FotografEvi
Istanbul, Turkey

The last days of Sulukule
International Gypsy Fest
Slovenia

2011

Ecuatorians al Turó- Collective.
Fòrum fotogràfic Can Basté
Barcelona

The last days of Sulukule
Palau de les Arts
Altea

The last days of Sulukule
Sala Cava Can Basté
Barcelona

The last days of Sulukule
III Seminario Internacional Rroma
València

The last days of Sulukule
Festival Outono fotografico
A Coruña

2010

Vist a Barcelona- Collective.
Fòrum fotogràfic Can Basté
Barcelona

Ecuatorians al Turó- Collective.
Fòrum fotogràfic Can Basté
Barcelona

2009

Vist a Barcelona- Collective.
Can Basté
Barcelona

Bon Pastor, silenced existence
Outono fotográfico Photo Festival
Ourense

Kurdish Women
VISA Pour l’image
Perpinyà.

2007

Bon Pastor, silenced existence
Sonimag International Photo Meeting
Fira de Barcelona

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