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Javier Fergo is a photojournalist born in Jerez, Cádiz (1980). He studied photography in the United Kingdom. On his return to Spain in 2005, he began to work with local and regional newspapers. Since 2013 he has worked freelance, both in photography and video for different Spanish and international publications and news agencies, and he is a regular contributor to The Associated Press news agency. Over the last few years, his work has focused on migration and refugees.

His reports have been displayed in several European countries as well as the USA and Russia and have been awarded prizes in a host of competitions.

His work has been seen on the main international news outlets: The New York Times, Times Mag, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, El País, Eldiario.es, El Mundo, 5W, The Newyorker, Internazzionalle, NRC, NPR, etc.

Recognitions

  • 2019 Winner at British Journalism Awards
  • 2019 1st Finalist at Premio Luis Valtuena for Humanitarian Photography
  • 2019 Shortlisted for the Romano Cagnoni Photolux Award
  • 2019 Shortlisted for Felix Schoeller Photo Award
  • 2019 3rd prize at Chris Hondros Memorial international news at Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar
  • 2018 Honorable Mention at Social Documentary Network
  • 2018 Honorable Mention at Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar – Feature picture story
  • 2018 Honorable Mention at Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar – Spot news
  • 2017 Performance Award at The UNESCO Humanity Photo Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted at Direct Look Photocontest
  • 2017 Bronze Award at Golden Orchid International Photography Award
  • 2017 Winner at 7th PDN Exposure Photography Awards 2017
  • 2016 Photogrvphy Mag grant nominee