Inauguration of the XV Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography Award

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 in Events, premiolv | 0 comments

The 15th edition Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award took place yesterday at 8:00 pm, in La Casa Encendida . The inauguration was opened by José Guirao, director of La Casa Encendida; Miguel Falcones, president of Médicos del Mundo in Madrid; and Fernando Colomo, spanish film director. Nuria Navarro, Inmaculada Sirera and Fernando Valtueña relatives of  Médicos del Mundo  aid workers who were killed in Bosnia in 1995 and Rwanda in 1997 while they were working on humanitarian aid projects, were also present at the ceremony. This year, the exhibition shows 30 images that focus on climate change issues and the problems of refugees, such as the tsunami aftermath in Japan, the impact of climate change in Mongolia, Somali refugees in Dadaab camp, Pakistan’s Christian minority, asylum seekers and refugees in Greece and Burmese refugees in Thailand.   The exhibition is open until January 29th. Casa Encendida.  C/ Ronda de Valencia 2, Madrid Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 22:00 Free admission