About me

I'm Romy (b.1981), a Spanish freelance photojournalist based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I started with analog photography when I was studying Higher Technician in Graphic Design (2000-2002), in the School of Arts in Zaragoza, Spain. Photography has always been my passion, now it's more than that, it's my work, my life. During my years in the School of Arts, I learned the power of the image. Later I decided to reorient my career and use my skills as a photographer to portray the society in my surroundings and raise consciousness about social issues all around the world. During the last years, I found a way to do so by working as a published freelance photojournalist. Since 2016 I'm working as a stringer photographer for several International news agencies. When I'm not covering news locally, nationally, and internationally, I am committed to pursuing all kinds of photo reportages that can tell a story, a life, something to learn about it. For me, a photo must tell more than a simple image, it must tell a story, capture a feeling. I feel a passion for people. People as individuals, people as part of different collectives, and how our differences mixed up and fit in our society. Photography is the tool that allows me to see through the eyes of others, travel unnoticed and share moments of intimacy with them, and humbly grasp the surface of this tangled complexity.
Handle https://www.shotbywomen.com/@
Location The Netherlands
Specialisations documentary, news, nature, events
Available for commissions
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