Laia Abril

Barcelona

1986: Birth in Barcelona.
2013: Photographer, Blogger and Photo Editor at COLORS Magazine.
In between: a great career that started as an ice-roller waitress at the age of 16.

Wannabees: Psychiatrist, masseuse, telecommunications engineer, voice actress.
Actual education: Journalist.
Actual profession: Photographer.
Funding of her first trip to Bosnia: Selling catalogue porn videos being a tele-operator.

First published article: Death notice in a national newspaper.
First published picture: Two celebrities kissing.
First magazine edited: 'Defense of blue nature' at the age of 9.

She joined COLORS Team 1414 days ago.
Since then, she has being photographing, filming, researching, editing and sweating issues about fat Cuban dancers and English-Japanese teens on youtube for Dance, sailing with Blind Captains and taking Bedouins to see The Sea for the first time, Drug WC’s and Underground workers for Shit, and now she is hard at work on the Survival Guides Series of Colors Magazine.

Places where her work has been shown: Studio la Città, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Hannover 3rd Lumix Festival, Winterthur PhotoMuseum, London Getty Gallery, Poland PhotoFestiwal, Arts Santa Monica, New York PhotoFestival and her grandmother’s album for x-mas.

Magazines where her pictures have been published: D Repubblica, Ojo de Pez, Le Monde Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, FT Magazine, PDN, Burn Magazine, Esquire and a very controversial gay cover at the local Gazzetino of Treviso.

She’s been a 2nd prize at the Maths Competition in Barcelona at the age of 14, Finalist at the Ian Parry Award at the age of 23 and 24, an Emerging Talent by Reportage by Getty at the age of 25, Finalist at Lumix PhotoContest at the age of 26 and Jury's CENTER choice Award at 27. Among others.

She has dedicated the last 3 years in working on a photographic long-term project about Eating Disorders and the concept of femininity.

The country that most visits her website is Taiwan. She still doesn’t know why.

www.laiaabril.com

laia.abril(at)colorsmagazine(dot)com