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Xabier Mikel Laburu, Barcelona
Member Since October 2008
Artist Statement Born in Toronto back in 1975, When I was 6 years old my family moved to a small city close to the Spanish/French border called Olot were I completed my high school and graphic design studies.

I started with photography in 1994 working for a small local magazine on weekends and as a photographer for a few shops. Little after I started working too with some small editorial companies and as an assistant for a studio photographer.

In 1997, tired from the little market possibilities I decided to leave Olot behind and went to seek some adventure going to live in Holland. There I worked with some magazines and as a correspondent for a Spanish agency as well as part timing with several other jobs to pull forward.

In 1999 Oudoor Magazine accepted a proposal to do a feature about adventure sports in the Pyrenees, That was the beginning of the end from my stay in Holland.

In 2000 I started working as a staff photographer for a regional newspaper based in Girona called El Punt, and later on, already living in Barcelona, for their sports newspaper El 9 Esportiu as a free-lancer.

2003 comes by and my work switches once more, doe to budget reasons El 9 Esportiu decides de get rid of the freelancers and, little time later I find a job as a publicity officer for a company close to Barcelona.

One year later I was convinced that this job was not for me and I started looking for photography clients stringing to string for several media and companies. Probably the most relevant are Newsweek, Bloomberg or the New York Times, with whom I still work together with a wide array of smaller national or international papers, magazines or companies.

Now, after all these years working as a photographer, I decided to put for sale some of my material, never have tried to sell prints as fine art before, but I would like to give it a try. Thanks for visiting my gallery and hope you like the pics, and a double thanks to any potential buyer who comes along and purchases one or several of my pictures.

Best wishes,

Xabier Mikel Laburu


Product No 2258798
Subjects Asian, Pakistan, Places, World Culture
Style Editorial/Documentary
Tags Laburu, Xabier Mikel, afghanistan, assay, brick, factory, feature, news, photojournalism, refugee, reportage