/ 2020 / Press / Nature/Environmental

An Old Story

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Company
    Freelance
  • Photographer
    Sergio Ferreira Ruiz

September 2019. Torrential rains on the coast of Murcia región (Spain) gave rise to severe floods that caused significant material damage and worse, the loss of human lives. This report was carried out in the town of Los Alcázares 4 days after the end of the cold front. It is located on the banks of Europe's largest saltwater lagoon, the "Mar Menor", and it is surrounded by extensive agricultural areas. When it rains, all the fallen water goes straight into the lagoon, dragging everything in its path. Climate change, in addition to four decades of negligent urban management.

I am a graduate on photography and visual arts from Elche University (Alicante, Spain). Since I was very young I was attracted by the world of image, and in 1982 I signed in my town photographic association. I have taken part in some national and international contests having been awarded with several prizes and mentions. In 1991 due to personal reasons, I left photography for 12 years. I came back timidly in 2004 with the opening of an individual exhibition of my recent work under the title"In the front row". Since then, I have been taking part in contests and collective exhibitions, and some

Awards - Finalist "Open Competition"/Motion Category/Sony World Photography Awards 2019.
- Honorable Mention/Company Life Category/IKEI PHOTO CONTEST 2018.
- Honorable Mention/Architecture Category/CHROMATIC PHOTO AWARDS 2018.
- Finalist/Architecture Category/SIGNO EDITORES 2018.
- Honorable Mention/Street Category/CHROMATIC PHOTO AWARDS 2017.