I've been awarded in the "Target Africa" photo contest!

I recently got a phone call from Casa Africa; an institution that aims to improve the understanding and trusting between Africa and Spain. Mario, the person on the phone, told me that I had wan the second prize in this year's edition of the "Target Africa" photo contest. Nice news!

This year's theme was related to the efficient use of the resources and the importance of the community in the social and economical development in Africa.

I presented the above picture, which I took in the Usambara Mountains, in Tanzania last year. In the image a young woman works in a communal mill. 

Quoting the jury: "There are many possible lectures in the image. It's full of symbols that help the viewer think of themes like gender, sustainability, communal work and social development. It's an anonymous person that represent a whole community."

Tomás Correa

Berlin, Germany

I was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) in 1974. In 1992 I started to study photography in my home town. After some years I moved to Berlin to go on with my studies and get a wider view about photography. After working for many years in the design and advertising industry and having photography as a scape, in 2009 I decided to put more effort on my own projects. At the moment, I'm focussed in a personal search that's helping me to understand what I want to express, artistically speaking. Or is it the other way around?