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Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita’s journeys as a photojournalists and filmmakers have taken them to more than 60 countries bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.
In the last years they're well known for their adoption of hybrid visual storytelling
With the multimedia tool they’ve gaining unique access to sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. Now they have shifted their focus to the most compelling wildlife and environmental stories doing international projects with NGOs as WWF and LIFE projects in Europe in order to protect the most important wetland in Europe or to improve the coexistence between wolves and humans in their latest project: “Sharing the Land”
Their work has a multi-disciplinary approach, combining photography, video, writing, and audio. They distinguish themselves through their depth of coverage, quality of production, and the unique content of their projects.
They use the new multimedia language as a powerful tool creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries.
Their stories and multimedia work have been featured in the world's foremost print and visual media, including The Guardian (UK), National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times (US), Channel 4 News (UK), The Observer Magazine (UK), TIME (US), GEO Special (Germany), GEO International (20 countries), Der Spiegel, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), The Atlantic (US), Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair (Italy), El País (Spain), CNN+, among others.
They have received numerous commissions from leading international organisations such Action Aid documenting an international campaign fighting against children trafficking in Nepal or World Wildlife Fund (WWF) where they shifted their focus to the most compelling wildlife and environmental stories doing an international multimedia campaign to protect the most important wetland in Europe: Doñana’s National Park “Doñana Human’s Heart” or the latest LIFE project “Sharing the Land” talking about the coexistence between wolves and humans.
The filmmakers' body of work includes ‘Congo CSI’ denouncing the genocide against Hutu people in Congo DR broadcasted on Channel 4 News UK or the ‘Invisible Genocide against Women in Guatemala’ a multimedia essay documenting the massive rapes against 100.000 women that never had been denounced during the conflict in Guatemala published at The Guardian UK. Also they took a deep look into a daily life of a ‘21st Century Geisha´ in Japan for National Geographic or ‘Girls Trafficked in Nepal’, a multimedia piece documenting the new slaves of the Century.
Their story about “Red Gold Slavery” published at The Observer Magazine has been nominated for the Amnesty Media Awards 2020, they were recipient of POYLatam media award (2015) and finalist award of Manuel Ortiz Foundation for their story about 'The Invisible Genocide' published at The New York Times.
They have participated in great number of exhibitions such as the recent “Faces of Slavery” in London UK organized by The Guardian and their teaching work related to the new language of multimedia is endorsed by the prestigious organization World Press Photo.
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Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita