Entry Title: "Khardiata Mbale"
Name: Abel Ruiz de Leon , Spain
Category and Expertise: Portrait_P, Professional


Entry Description: Photo humanistic and journalist. Based in Madrid. Author two books: 'Kosovo, venganza en la tierra de los cuervos' & 'Escuchar a Iraq'. Ipa Awards, The Pollux Awards, two nominated L'Iris d'Or Sony World Photography Awards...

About the Artist:

Journalist & photo humanistic based in Madrid (Spain). He worked in Antena 3 Radio, Onda Cero Radio or Cadena Ser Radio. Also worked in EL Adelanto newspaper; Cambio 16 Magazine and different on line media and news agency like Ical or EFE-EPA. He published his photos in NY Times, Time, Newsweek or Stern. I was nominated to L' Iris D' Ors in Sony World Photography Awards (UK) two times; First prize 2010 International Photography Awards; 3rd London Photography Association (UK); First Prize Robert Cornelius Portrait Awards (UK) and The Pollux Awards (UK); He's finalist in FINI Festival Photography México and Photography Open Salon Les Reencontres d´Arles (FR), Grand Prix de la Decóuverte (FR) and received several Honorable Mentions in different international Awards. His first experience with international media, the photo journalism and photography came in 1997. That year he witnessed how Afghanistan Taliban fundamentalists took power in Kabul. He was working in countries like Afghanistan, Irán, Lebannon, Israle-Palestine, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, ALbania, Asia, Africa and Balkans... Had published two books: Kosovo, ´venganza en la tierra de los cuervos´ & ´Escuchar a Iraq´ and exhibited his photographies in Europe and South America or USA.