David González Sanz (Spain 1986) graduated as a social worker and then studied a postgraduate course on family violence at the Pere Tarrés University in Barcelona. He has worked on and participated in reception and assistance programmes for migrant population of the Red Cross and socio-educational projects for men convicted for gender violence.

From 2007 to 2016 he works as a social educator in CRAE (Residential Centre for Educational Action) in Catalunya, in the field of protection to children and teenagers socially at risk.

He started his activity as a freelance photojournalist in the summer of 2013, covering the situation in Egypt after the military coup. After that, he has worked in countries like East Ukraine, Jordan, Iraq and Syria, among others. He has collaborated with the Catalan Committee of the UNHCR in Catalonia, making different photo exhibitions about the situation of syrian refugees. 

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016 – 1st Place Editorial/General News & Honorable Mention (2), International Photography Awards (IPA).

2016 – Honorable Mention (3), Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA)

2016 – Winner CLIC’16 Photojournalism & Photographic Project Grant – Diomira & Generalitat Catalunya

2014 – Selected SCAN OFF International Photo Festival

EXHIBITIONS

2016 – A day in Idomeni – VISA OFF Festival, Perpignan.

2016 – Syria, the way of Exile – Aj. Tarragona & UNHCR, itinerant Catalonia.

2015 – Syria, the word of Exile – Aj. Tarragona & UNHCR, itinerant Catalonia.