Elena Hermosa is a Spanish photojournalist and videographer. 

Focusing on various social justice issues, Hermosa has collaborated with several NGO’s and publications as a photographer and videographer. Hermosa completed her undergraduate studies in Social Work and a Masters degree in International Cooperation and humanitarian intervention. She completed Media studies in Ireland and graduated from the documentary photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of photography in New York where she has been award with ICP George and Hoyce Moss Scholarship 2015.

Her images and short documentaries have appeared in publications like New York Times, Huffington Post, The Irish Times, and Rwanda post, Films for Action among others. Hermosa has been award by Thomson Reuters Foundation scholarship 2013 and got a finalist in Manuel Rivera-Ortiz film festival 2015 and ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2015.


One-Year Certificate Program: Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. International Center of Photography (ICP). New York City. Year 2014- 2015.

Media Studies. Journalism and photography. Marino college. Dublin, Ireland. Year 2009- 2010.

Postgraduate in international Cooperation and development. Instituto Gutierrez Mellado para la seguridad y estudios de paz). Year 2006/2007.

Postgraduate diploma in Social Services Management. 350 hours. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. Year 2003/2005.

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Year 1999/2003.


World Press Photo Workshop: Multimedia Journalism, with Walter Astrada and Carlos Spottorno. 2012.

Advance documentary photography. Gallery of photography, Dublin, Ireland. 2010.

Participaroty photography. Center for global education. Belfast, Northen Ireland. 2009.


Photojournalist and Multimedia producer Freelance. Working with various different national and international agencies including, New York Times, Huffington Post, The Irish Times, Rwanda post, UNICEF, UNHCR, Films for Action among others. Year 2008- present.

Communications Officer. Governance and Human rights unit: Trocaire. Maynooth. Ireland.   Working with partners in Central America, Africa, Asia and Ireland documenting human rights violations, implementing communications strategies, promoting and highlighting Governance and human rights projects for various Trocaire’s stakeholders, Advocacy work, creating awareness of access to justice initiatives, developing communication material for social media, assembling resources and research papers for POs, organising public information and exhibition events. Year 2012- 2015. 

Facilitator: Human rights and communications. Specific workshops in exploring the Dochas code of conduct of images and messages for overseas volunteers. Development Perspectives. Ireland and Tanzania. Year 2010.

Social worker. Aoibhneas Women and children’s refuge for domestic violence. Dublin. Year 2009- 2012. 

Translator. SPIRASI Center for Survivors of torture. DublinTranslator of English - Spanish, Spanish – English, and Sign language. Year 2009- 2012.

Information and events Officer. Latin American solidarity centre. Dublin 2. Year 2008.

Social Worker for unaccompanied Refugee Minors. Madrid. Spain. Year 2007- 2008.
European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Jerusalem. Youth Action for Peace (YAP). Princess Basma Centre. Pyalara youth media centre. Jerusalem.  Year 2005- 2006. 


2015. ICP George and Joyce Moss Scholarship.

2013. Thomson Reuters Foundation Scholarship. 

2012 World Press Photo Workshop: Multimedia Journalism


“Punto de Inflexion”. International Center of Photography. Guatephoto International Photography Festival (Collective exhibition). 2015- 2016

“Tipping Point”. International Center of Photography. New York City. 2015 (Collective exhibition)

8x8 Photo festival. Dublin. 2014 (Collective exhibition)

“The long struggle for justice in Guatemala”. Irish Aid Center. Ireland. 2013

“30 Years of Silence”. Belfast Photo Festival. 2013

“Foto Genocidio”. Guatemala. 2013 (Collective exhibition)

“Stories of Survival and Save heaven”. UNHCR. Photo Ireland. 2012 (Collective exhibition)


2015 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards. Third place prize. ‘Let the Devil Sleep’,

2015. Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival

2015 Finalist in “Short-short” context. Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for documentary photography and film.

2015 “30 Years of Silence” Latin American Film Festival

2014 Northern Ireland Human Right film festival “Let the devil sleep” Rwanda, 20 years on from Genocide.


Elena Hermosa Documentary Photographer | Videographer based in Ireland-NYC. elenahermosas@gmail.com. www.elenahermosa.com
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