Gari Garaialde

As everyone in our times, my first contact with photography was with an old camera we had at home; the one my parents used to take pictures of our holidays. Even though I used it to look people through it, rather than to take photos.  I learned how to use a camera some years later, in a period I spent in Torquay (England), trying to learn some english.  There I was captivated by red lights and there I was first charmed, watching the image  appearing slowly in white sheets.

After that, I started taking photos and arrived my first works: some collaborations here, two photos there, some images for some record covers… and I got into this amazing world.

I worked in ARGIA for deveral years, a weekly magazine, and after that I had the chance to become a staff photographer at EUSKALDUNON EGUNKARIA, the only daily newspaper written in Basque language at that time. I worked there since 1998 till the end of 2001.

I joined Argazki Press at the beginning of 2002, when this photo agency was created, and I worked as a photographer, where I stayed until the end of March 2013.

Since 2015 I colborate with Getty Images and Agence France Press and my work has been published in different newspapers such as Gara, Berria, La Gaceta, El Pais, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, The Washington Post and Récord among others.

Now, we gathered some photographers to show our vision of our time and we created BOSTOK PHOTO, a cooperative that will let us, the photographers, to become responsible of our decisions; and here i am taking photos of what I have ahead, still looking at the people trhough my camera.

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