Description

Moises Saman is considered to be one of the leading conflict photographers of his generation. He moved to the Middle East in 2011 to cover the Arab Spring and ensuing conflicts in the region. His photographs are often ambiguous, depicting fleeting moments on the periphery of the more dramatic events that Saman photographed for editorial publications. Pictured here, plastic bags caught on a tree in western Tunisia, 2013.

As a photojournalist I am interested in searching for the positive commonalities in human spirit, to expose those intimate moments among people that reminds us of dignity and hope in the face of conflict

Moises Saman

Moises Saman was born in Lima, Peru, but spent most of his youth in Barcelona, Spain. Moises studied Communications and Sociology in the United States at California State University, graduating in 1998. It was during his last year in university that Moises first became interested in becoming a photographer, influenced by the work of a number of photojournalists that had been covering the wars in the Balkans.

Moises interned at several small newspapers in California, and after graduating from university he moved to New York City to complete a summer internship at New York’s Newsday newspaper. That fall, upon completion of the internship, Moises spent a month traveling in Kosovo photographing the immediate aftermath of the last Balkan war.

In 2010 Moises was invited to join Magnum Photos as a Nominee and became a full member in 2014. He now lives in Spain.

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