Country: Spain 🇪🇸
Born and raised in Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia, Spain, presently splits his time between photojournalism and travel photography; he is particularly attracted by the world of Medicine. In 2004, Vicente Fox, then Mexico's president, personally awarded him the Lente de Plata, a prize given to the author of the best story about Mexico published anywhere in the world. Among many other national and international prizes, Tino Soriano has been the recipient of UNESCO, World Health Organization, Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia, Spanish Photographer of the Year 1995, NikonPro-2002, a World Press Photo Foundation's award and proudly holds four FotoPress prizes. In 2015 was honoured by the Humanity Photo Gran Award by UNESCO and CFPA (China Folklore Photographic Association) in the city of Shangri-La. Same year the Spanish Geographical Society awarded him with the Image Prize for his career as a photographer and traveler. For the same concept he received in 2017 the National Award Piedad Isla, one of the most prestigious in Spain and in 2018 the National Communication Prize in the Press category by the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Tino Soriano is the author of Travel Photography, Dali, 1903-2003, Banyoles, Photo by Photo – 02 and There is a Future, Discover Spain, Images of Catalonia and World’s Great Train Journeys. The last three titles published by The National Geographic Society. In 2003 he wrote and illustrated the book Heartbeat of a Hospital, the result of ten years' work photographing the everyday life of Spain's health care professionals. He has also photographed Connected to Life, Verges, the Procession, Catalans, David vs. Goliath, The Barça Reaches Everybody and seven National Geographic travel books: Tuscany, Rome, Spain, Sicily, Madrid, Portugal and Naples and Southern Italy. His last book in Spanish is: Los Secretos de la Fotografía de Viajes (Anaya PhotoClub 2018). As a student he has been trained with such important photographers as Elliot Erwitt, Alex Webb, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Susan Meiselas, Graciela Iturbide, Patrick Zachmann and the legendary graphic editor Christian Caujolle. Soriano's career spans varied fields and experiences. Tino Soriano belongs to the National Geographic Expedition's select group of photographers-experts. He has, since 1978, lectured at several Spanish universities and held innumerable workshops. His work has been featured in some of the world's greatest publications such as The National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times, Paris Match, La Republica, La Vanguardia and El Pais Semanal among many others. Andalusia, the Awakening of the Senses, Kardelen, Turkey's New Hope and Stories of the Sea. Protecting the Oceans are three National Geographic Channel television documentaries in which he has been involved in the last years as a main character. Since 2010 Tino Soriano is also the Art Director in Fotonature, a successful photofestival in La Palma Island and Ambassador of Olympus and Canon. His biography and samples of his work have been included in the catalog of the National Geographic Image Collection, Washington.