Bio

 

Born in Girona (Spain) and based in Istanbul (Turkey) since May 2015. Before that, based in Johannesburg (South Africa) during a bit more than 6 years, working full time as a Freelance Photographer.

 

Received a Masters degree in Architecture at E.T.S.A.B. Barcelona in 2004. Also studied at U.L.P.G.C. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and L.T.H. Lund (Sweden). Worked for Joan Prats (Art Gallery) in Barcelona, several offices of Architecture in Barcelona and Manhattan. Shooting since an early age and publishing since 2006.
Work published in Time Magazine, National Geographic Serbia, Newsweek, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Stern, The Washington Post, The Guardian, BBC, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar UK... I regularly work for UNICEF, Unicef UK, UNHCR and Save the Children UK. 

 

Traveled to about 70 countries and lived in Spain, Sweden, India, US, China, South Korea, South Africa and Turkey.
Able to speak several languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, French).

Good social and computer skills.

 

© Portrait picture by photographer and friend Jurie Senekal
© Group picture by photographer and friend Nadim Boughanmi

Follow me on

 

Humanitarian Work Portfolio: http://www.jordimatas.net
General Work Portfolio: http://www.jordimatas.me
Instagram: https://instagram.com/jordi.matas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordimatas

 
Travel experience

 

Europe:Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vatican City
Asia:Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, South Korea and Thailand
Middle East:Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Turkey and UAE
America:   Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and USA
Africa:Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  
If you would like to see more of my work in different countries, please click here.

Equipment

 

Cameras:   Canon 5D Mark lV, Canon 5D Mark lII and Fujifilm X-T1
Lenses:EF 24-70 mm f:2.8 L Mark II USM, EF 70-200 mm f:2.8 L USM, Fujinon Aspherical Lens Super EBC 35mm, f:1.4 and Fujinon Aspherical Lens XF 16mm, 1:1.4 R WR
Laptop:Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina Display
Other:Microphone Sennheiser EW 100 G3 Series, tripod Manfrotto Pro Tripod 055XPROB with Photo/Video Pan and Tilt head 391RC2, lighting LED Light, portable stand and reflector and a flash Canon 580 EX ll SpeedLite

Qualifications and courses

 

Masters Degree in architecture at the ETSAB Barcelona.
1 Year exchange program at the Lund University of Architecture LTH in Sweden.
Followed Media and Writing studies at UCT (University of Cape Town, South Africa); Photojournalism, Middle Eastern History, History of Photography, Media Studies.

Save the Children Course: Personal Safety and Security. (2016)
UN Course: Prevention of Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority in the Work Place. (2014)
UN Course: Basic Security in the Field 2.0. (2014)
UN Course: Advance Security in the Field. (2014)
UN Course: Protection Induction Programme, UNHCR. (2014)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Stay Safe Course. (2014)

Exhibitions

 

'Paralympians with Polio Portrait Project' at Rotary International, in association with the British Pakistan Foundation,  UNICEF, Global Poverty Project and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, London (UK), 2012
'Harlem Soirée, 3 Artists' at 615 West 143rdSt. Gallery, New York City (USA), 2007.
'XXXVll Vila de Palamós' in Palamós (Spain), 2006.

 

 

Awards

 

FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup Accreditation as Spanish Freelance Photographer. 8 Games + Final.
First Award Social at 'XXXVll Vila de Palamós' photo Competition in Palamós (Spain), 2006.

Languages

 

Catalan: Mother language
Spanish: Mother language
English: Advanced
French: Medium
Italian: Medium
Portuguese: Medium

 

Member of

 

FCA (Foreign Correspondents Association)