TIFA 2022 Editorial / Conflict

A War Photographer In The Opera of Odessa

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Conflict
  • Photographer
    Alfons Cabrera
  • Technical Info
    Sony A7iii 24-70 2.8
  • Photo Date
    8th March 2022

An English photographer asks a Ukrainian soldier to climb on a barricade and slightly turn his head and look into infinity, and while the fixer holds the flash sideways, the photographer takes the picture, and this is how in the middle of the epic and the tragedy of war, he creates this ridiculous instant. Odessa (Ukraine), 8th March 2022.

Born in Barcelona in 1982, after graduating in Medicine, I got my life straightened out: I studied Photography at IDEP Barcelona and Communication of Armed Conflicts at Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2017, and combined with my medical work in Barcelona, I have reported (mainly photography, but also text) in Catalonia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Morocco, Spain, Ukraine and Romania, focusing (mostly but not only) on political and armed conflicts.