DAVID RENGEL (Torreblanca de los Caños, Sevilla. 1978)
Born in Seville, Spain- Graduated as Higher Level Technical Visual Image and Audiovisual Producer at I.E.S Néstor Almendros. General Certificate of Education with the qualification of Honor's registration and Second National Prize Completion of Higher Level.
My work focuses on human and social stories, neglected diseases as Kala Azar, Malaria or Tuberculosis denounce the killing of albinos in Africa, the situation of Sahrawi refugees in Tindouf or former child soldiers seeking to realize their future plans, show the positive struggle of African women against AIDS and its stigma or wonder what leads people to do dirty Tourism ... are some of the topics that I seek to give visibility. With over 15 years of professional experience in the film industry, I have served as film technician and documentary filmmaker in numerous film , tv and documentary productions national and internationals, with directors like Ridley Scot, Guillermo del Toro, Javier Fesser, Fernando Fernán Gómez, David Trueba... Among others.
I have collaborated with NGOs like the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Handicap International or World Vision documenting projects in Asia, Africa, Central America or Europe. My work have been internationally featured in publications such as Washington Post, National Geographic, Colors Magazine, CNN, Foreign Policy, Days Japan, Aljazeera, Sunday Times. Since 2011, I have been represented by several international agencies as Cordon Press/Corbis or Transterra Media and member of the Royal Photographic Society for 5 years.
I am also co-founder of AnHua, a collective of photographers and visual artists who have decided to join to document the social, historical and contemporany changes. AnHua focuses its commitment and concerns on issues related to human rights, anthropology, economics and environment. Its objective is to give voice to the forgotten conflicts that are not documented by the media.
1st Prize of Photography of the Second Exhibition of Visual Anthropology Madrid.
Public Prize in the 11th Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards.
Special Jury Prize at the 2015 HPA - The Humanity Photo Awards of UNESCO.
Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015 - UNESCO. Finalist.
International Competition “Capture Corruption” - Transparency Internacional. Honorable Mention.
1st Prize “Images for International Cooperation”Department of Development Cooperation of the University of Zaragoza.
Finalist International Festival of Photography PHOTOVISA 2015 - "The Language of Memory"
International Image Festival (FINI 2015). Honorable Mention
3er Prize Terra Mater Photo-Contest 2014.
XVIII International Prize of Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña 2º Finalist.
International Photography Award. HIPA 2014 – “Creating the Future”. Finalist.
Gold Medal China International Photographic Art Exhibition.
1st Prize Contemporary African Photography Award (POPCAP)