Photolari Interview

Born in Terrassa (Barcelona), a city where she lives and works.
With over 25 years of professional career, Gemma Miralda has traced a transversal journey that goes from documentary and photojournalism work to the most personal artistic production.
After a four-year studies program at Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, she is awarded a fellowship to join the International Center of Photography at Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program, NYC
In 1995 she starts her career as a photojournalist working from regional papers as El 9 Nou to International News Agency as AP in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1998.
From 2008 to 2017 she has been a regular contributor to La Vanguardia newspaper and its supplements. In addition, as a freelancer, her work has been published in other media as El Periódico de Catalunya and its Dominical, Avui, 7K, Yo Dona, Integral, Traveler Conde Nast, Lonely Planet, Libération, and Het Parool.
Simultaneously, she teaches photography at Illa Arts and Crafts School, Sabadell.
She has been the director of Master of Profesional Photography at ESDESIGNBarcelona.

In the artistic field, she has developed long-term projects that allow her to link photography with the issues she is concerned with, in a more personal and intimate approach.


The Sacred and the Real       -        Buy it here
Selected PHotoESPAÑA - Best Photography Book of the Year 2021 Award. Categoy Selfpublished.
Última Oda a Barcelona 
Ciutat Reconeguda 

Exhibitions and awards:

2023  The Sacred and the Real, Torre del Port, Cambrils, Spain
2023  The Sacred and the Real, Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Xina.
2023  Terra Vivit,  Culture Moves Europe grant
2023  L'entesa, finalist Fundació Vila Casas photo prize
2021  The Sacred and the Real, Can Sisteré. Centre d'Art Contemporani. Santa Coloma de Gramanet.
2021  The Sacred and the Real, first prize Terra Gollut
2021  The Sacred and the Real, Sala Muncunill. Terrassa, Spain.
2019  The Sacred and the Real, shortlisted and projected at BIPA 2019 4th Edition, Barcelona.
2019  The Sacred and the Real, selected at Visionados Fiebre Photobook Festival, Madrid.
2019  The Sacred and the Real, Atlátinca Colectivas - Fotonoviembre. Tenerife, Spain.
2019  The Sacred and the Real, shortlisted Portrait Section Felix Schoeller Photo Award
2016  Transhumance, FineArt Festival. Igualada, Spain
2015  Última Oda a Barcelona, book publication by La Garúa-Tanit Editorial, Spain.
2009  Ciutat Reconeguda, Sala Muncunill. Terrassa, Spain.
2008  Última Oda a Barcelona, Centre de Fotografia Documental de Barcelona, Spain.
2008  Liquid Barcelona, Cultural Center Caja Madrid. Barcelona, Spain
2006  Goodbye China, Palacio de Montehermoso. Vitória, Spain
2005  Visa Pour l'Image OFF. Perpignan, France
2003  Visa Pour l'Image OFF, Perpignan, France
2003  The beach, Fidel Balaguer Gallery. Matadepera, Spain
2002  The beach, Marítim Museum. Barcelona, Spain
2000  Visions of a fish out of the water, ICP. New York, USA
2000  City-jails in Bolivia, 10th Primavera Fotogràfica. Barcelona, Spain
1999  City-jails in Bolivia, Amics de les Arts Gallery. Terrassa, Spain.
In the commercial and advertising field, she offers her photographic vision and advice to develop corporate projects and branded content photographic needs. Some of the clients whom she has worked with:

PortAventuraWorld / Fundació PortAventura / Puig / Agència Catalana de Turisme / Obra Social Fundació La Caixa / Calidad Pascual / CIEE / IAAPA / AP Images / FIAC / Texfor / Mahala / SomEnergia / IKEA / Newsline / RACC / Gunnebo / Caser / Editorial l'Albí / Terrasa En Comú / Centre d'Arts Escèniques de Terrassa / dfusió / Greenpeace
                                           © Jordi Canyameres/2023

For any inquiries please drop me a line, I will be pleased to help you.

+34 699 060 449

Gemma Miralda Photography

With over 20 years of professional career, Gemma Miralda has traced a transversal journey that goes from documentary and photojournalism work to the most personal artistic production.
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