Xaume Olleros is a Spanish photographer based in Dakar, Senegal, with a more than a decade of experience shooting for international outlets including Bloomberg News, Getty Images, the New York Times and Agence France-Presse (AFP). Olleros discovered photography in his late 20s after a stint working in marketing for a bank, initially working for several national news and sport publications in Spain. Seeking to broaden his portfolio, he moved to Hong Kong in 2012 and travelled across Asia to cover everything from elections in Taiwan for Anadolu Agency, cultural stories in China for the New York Times and El País, and financial news in Hong Kong for Bloomberg.
A stint working as a stringer for Agence France-Presse brought the chance to cover the 2014 “Umbrella” pro-democracy protests, and his first TIME Magazine cover. Since moving to Africa in 2016, Olleros has covered development stories including malaria prevention initiatives in Mali and malnutrition outbreak in Chad for Alima NGO, rural health systems in Ethiopia for the University of Michigan Foundation and Children mortality by malnutrition for MSF in Sierra Leone. More recently he has collaborated with the New York Times to reveal the extent of Senegal’s migration crisis in the country’s rural east, with Anadolu to cover The Gambia’s political crisis in 2017 and with AFP to feature the Bissau Carnival in the frame of an extremely unstable country in the West African region.
Developing his interest in video, Olleros has worked for Reuters TV and the BBC in Senegal and frequently shoots video for Bloomberg and Anadolu.
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