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The Queen of Raval

Monica of Raval is Barcelona's most famous prostitute.

After 30 years of hard work she no longer wants to continue this trade but she needs money.

Every day, from dusk to midnight, she goes out to the Raval neighbourhood looking for new customer to sell her calendars to, her new employment.

Born in 1969 in the city of Rosario, Argentina, Andrés Granollers began at the age of 46 as a self-taught photographer after finding professional and emotional stability in the city of Barcelona, Spain.

His work seeks to tell real and fictional stories that highlight human complexity.

Awards LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards - Single Image Winner (2015)
Prix de la Photographie Paris - Gold in Press/People/Personality  (2017)
Umbra International Photography Competition - Finalist (2019)
Siena International Photo Awards - Finalist (2019)