Antonio Aragon Renuncio

Antonio Aragón Renuncio is a Spanish Photographer (now based in Nicaragua) with an extensive history in the documentary world.

I have always loved photography… and tell stories. Browse faces, roads, lights… and shadows. I have no idea what that can last a lifetime -boredom prevails in too many hearts- that can happen within it. But what I know for sure, is the wonderful and perfect division of a second in magical fractions of light and color. And that in my world, in my mind it would be more accurate, it´s an argument more than enough to even let life steal. One “one hundred twenty-fifth of a second” may be the closest thing to eternity…

And there was light…
And that happened in some distant land across the vast ocean…

A group of happy children playing with old tires outside our NGO medical consultation full of illness (Takpamba, Togo, West Africa).

Since the mid-90s he has always involved with photography: Founds and Chairs “Nostromo” Photographers Association (Spain). He has been a Photography Professor (more than 15 years) in several universities. He was Editor in Chief in Xplorer Magazine (Nicaragua), General Manager in Xtreme Photo WS (Africa). He has been a freelance photographer for several International News Agencies. He organizes and directs the Solidarity Photography Days “Fotografía un Mundo Mejor” (Spain). He writes about photography and publishes reportages across digital and print international media…

In 2002 he founds, and since then he presides, the NGO OASIS (www.ongoasis.org) which develops every year medical projects in some of the most depressed areas of the Gulf of Guinea in Africa.

Antonio has received multiple international awards and recognitions from POYLatam, LatinIPA, EPOTY, PX3 Prix, La Grande Photo, IPOTY, Siena International Photo Awards, Direct Look, International Digital Biennial Photojournalism, PhotoVisa, LifePressPhoto, IPF, Chromatic Photo Awards, REVELA, GEA Photowords…

He has been recognized by the UNESCO with its HPA Grand Prix for his work on the Somba tribe. He has won (twice) the Latin American Documentary Photography Award. In 2016 he also won the HIPA Grand Prize. He has received many FIAP, PSA, CFC and CEF Medals and recognition.

Douti, a 12-year-old boy, rests in his bed after his medical treatment during a malaria outbreak in the center of Saint Louis Orione for children with disabilities in Bombouaka, Togo (West Africa).

In 2018, among other prizes, Aragon Renuncio won the Xposure International Competition in the Photojournalism Category and the UNICEF Photography of the Year for a picture from a long term project about Snake Kids in Togo. Antonio’s work has appeared in more than 100 print shows around the world and his images are in a number of public and private collections.

He currently spends most of his time working on long-term investigative projects mainly in Africa and Central America. He remains committed to issues relating to conservation, global health, poverty, diminishing cultures, discrimination, sustainability and the environment.