Awarded World Press Photo of the Year 2012 for his image of a mother cradling her son, who had been tear-gassed during the Yemeni uprising, Samuel Aranda has joined Panos Pictures’ network of photographers.
“Samuel Aranda has spent the last 13 years documenting conflicts, migration and social issues across the globe,” says Panos. “His work ranges from extensive coverage of the Arab Spring to an intimate portrait of Spain gripped by the economic crisis. Working frequently for The New York Times, his work has taken him to countries far and wide – from the Middle East to South America and Eastern Europe.
“His coverage of the Spanish crisis, published in The New York Times, showing the effects of the national crisis on the lives of individuals and families, drew attention to the severity of the impact of the economic collapse on Spain’s working class.”