TXOMIN TXUEKA. Born in Getaria (Basque Country), Txomin is an independant freelance photographer focused on depicting the human condition, social disparities and the armed conflicts.


Awards:


2017 


Bronze Winner & Honorable Mention: Professional-Press / War 
PX3-Prix de la Photographie Paris 

Selected: PhotoBook Athens Exhibition 
HCP-Hellenic Centre for Photography / Athens Photo Festival 2017 

Selected: Issue 98 
9th Anniversary Fraction Magazine
 

Honorable Mention: One-Shot; Climate Change, Professional-Water
IPA-International Photography Awards 

Finalist: People, Culture and Daily Life 
2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award


Nominee: Professional-Photojournalism 
10th International Color Awards 


Winner: Photography category 
1st 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase




2016 

Finalist: Editorial-Documentary 
5th Jacob Riis Award


Honorable Mention: Professional-Editorial, Photo Essay / Story
IPOTY-International Photographer of the Year

Honorable Mention: Professional-Photojournalism
Monochrome Photography Awards


Honorable Mention: Professional Photography 
LICC-London International Creative Competition 


3rd Place: Professional-Editorial, Conflict
TIFA-Tokyo International Foto Awards

Honorable Mention: Professional-Editorial, General News
ND-Neutral Density Photography Awards

Finalist: Documentary & Editorial
9th Pollux Awards

Honorable Mention & 2 Nominees: Professional-Photojournalism 
11th Black and White Spider Awards 

2 Honorable Mentions: Professional-People, Portrait & Professional-People, Children
IPA-International Photography Awards 


Selected Winner: LAF5 Winning Collection 
5th Latin American Fotografia

Honorable Mention: Family of Man; Old Age, Professional
IPA-International Photography Awards

Honorable Mention: Professional-Editorial, General News 
MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards

2 Nominees: Professional-People & Photojournalism 
FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards

Shortlisted: Mobile One Shot
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival

2 Finalists: People
4th Zebra Awards

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence & Nominee: Professional-People 
9th International Color Awards 

Selected Winner: AP32 Annual Award Book 
AP-American Photography 32

Winner: Photography category 
1st 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase

Honorable Mention: Portrait
Artist Portfolio Magazine's 5th Anniversary Art Exhibition



2015 


Honorable Mention: Professional-Editorial, Documentary 
IPOTY-International Photographer of the Year


Honorable Mention: Photojournalism
La Grande Photo Awards


3 Honorable Mentions: Professional-Photojournalism
Monochrome Photography Awards


4 Finalists: People / Culture, Daily Life, Documentary and Street Photography 
8th Pollux Awards

1st Place - Gold Star Award: Professional-Editorial, General News 
ND-Neutral Density Photography Awards 

2 Honorable Mentions: Professional-Editorial, Documentary & Photo Essay / Story 
ND-Neutral Density Photography Awards 

Nominee: Professional-Children of the World 
10th Black and White Spider Awards 

2 Honorable Mentions: Professional-Editorial, General News & Professional-People, Portrait 
IPA-International Photography Awards 

Honorable Mention: Professional-Editorial, Photo Essay and Feature Story 
IPA-International Photography Awards 

Honorable Mention: Professional-Editorial, War / Conflict 
IPA-International Photography Awards 

Selected: Think Tank Gallery 
Photo Exhibition Los Angeles-Life Framer 2015 

3rd Place & 2 Honorable Mentions: Professional-People / Portrait & Documentary 
MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards 

3rd Place & Honorable Mention: Professional-Moving Images / Documentary 
MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards 

Winner: Photography category 
6th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase 

Honorable Mention: Professional Photography 
9th LICC-London International Creative Competition 

Finalist: The Last Picture Show / Documentary 
NYPH-New York Photo Festival 2015 

2 Selected Winner: LAF4 Winning Collection 
4th Latin American Fotografia 

Selected: Photo Contest Pro / Reportage 
Lugano Photo Days 2015 

Selected: Documentary Collection book 
Fifth Annual SeeMe Exposure Award 

Nominee: Professional-Photojournalism 
First FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards 

Selected: Heat / LensCulture & Daylighted 
SF Camerawork 2015 Juried Exhibition 

2 Honorable Mentions: Professional-Press / General News & Portraiture 
PX3 2015 Photo Competition 

Runner Up: Editorial-Documentary 
Jacob Riis Award 2015 

Honorable Mention: White / Documentary 
PX3-Prix de la Photographie Paris 

Honorable Mention: One Shot; Home, Professional-Places 
IPA-International Photography Awards 

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction & Nominee: Professional-Photojournalism 
8th International Color Awards 



2014 

Honorable Mention: Professional-Editorial, Photo Essay 
MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards 

Nominee: Professional-People 
9th Black and White Spider Awards 



2013 

Honorable Mention: One Shot; One World, Professional-Places 
IPA-International Photography Awards 

Honorable Mention & Nominee: Professional-Photojournalism 
8th Black and White Spider Awards 



Publications: 

EL DIARIO VASCO, GARA, EUSKALDUNON EGUNKARIA, BERRIA, EUSKONEWS & MEDIA, AIURRI, NONTZEBERRI, ARTZAPE, HITZA, AMALUR, Zazpi-7K-ka and ARGIA (Basque Country). PONTOS.de.VISTA (Portugal). ODYSSEY, ZEBRA MONOCHROME, LIFE FRAMER, REVOLVER and LIFE FORCE (United Kingdom). PHOTOBOX (Slovakia). CREANUM (Belgium). ZONEZERO (Mexiko). LAVART (Greece). FOTORevista and CLANDESTINA (Argentina). FOTO, PHK-Photokasbah, CUERVOBLANCO, CAZARABET and EL MIRLO ROJO (Spain). LEICA Fotografie International and PROFIFOTO (Germany). OXFAM Novib and IKV Pax Christi (Netherland). L´OEIL de la Photographie and PRIVATE Photojournalism (France). YANIK KAFA (Turkey). PAPER.LI (Switzerland). 121CLICKS (India). FOTOVISURA, CABLE RELEASE, SOCIALDOCUMENTARY, JUXTAPOZ, ARTSLANT, THE JOURNAL, DAYLIGHTED, Artist PORTFOLIO Magazine, SEE.ME, F-STOP, FRACTION Magazine, LENSCULTURE and AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY (USA).



Book: 

ILLIMANI: Boliviako izpiak eta hizkiak 

Publisrt: ARGIA Liburuak 2006 

Authors: TXOMIN TXUEKA  &  AMETS ARZALLUS ANTIA

90 pages with photographs and images with text in Basque, English, Spanish and French 

29 x 21 cm 

ISBN: 84-933946-5-3 

"A tale may be told by the mouth, or by the hand, or by the eye. In Bolivia a man went about silently with his eyes on his hands, wishing to make walking stories stand still. When he had done so he collected them together so that, one by one, they all started talking, and told a tale to be heard by the eye". 



EXHIBITIONS: 

Individuals: 

- Gallery of Contemporary Art HEMEN, Getaria, Basque Country 1997 
- International Festival of Latin American Cinema, Biarritz CASINO, Basque Country 1997 
- PHOTOMUSEUM, Zarautz, Basque Country 1998 
- International Festival of Basque Cinema, ATALANTE, Baiona, Basque Country 1998 
- KOLDO MITXELENA Kulturgunea, Donostia, Basque Country 1999 
- EUSKAL HERRIA Museoa, Gernika, Basque Country 1999 
- VITAL KUTXA Fundazioa, Gasteiz, Basque Country 1999 
- IRUÑAZAHAR Kulturgunea, Iruñea, Basque Country 1999 
- PASAI ANTXO Kulturgunea, Pasaia, Basque Country 1999 
- ZULOAGA Kulturgunea, Hondarribia, Basque Country 1999 
- ALONDIGA Kulturgunea, Getaria, Basque Country 2000 
- PAGOARTE Kulturgunea, Oiartzun, Basque Country 2000 
- EUSKO IKASKUNTZA, Art-aretoa, Donostia, Basque Country 2002 
- HINTZA TabernArte, Zumaia, Basque Country 2002 
- IV. Bienal, FOFETU-Foto Festival International Turnhout, Belgium 2002 
- CAIXA GALICIA Fundacion, Pontevedra, Galicia 2003 
- BARANDIARAN Kulturgunea, Lekeitio, Basque Country 2003 
- SALATXO TabernArte, Orio, Basque Country 2004 
- II. Conference of Photojournalism, EL MURO, Donostia, Basque Country 2004 
- ARANBURU Jauregia, Tolosa, Basque Country 2005 
- ONDARRU Argazki Taldea, Ondarroa, Basque Country 2005 
- PLATERUENA Kafe Antzokia, Durango, Basque Country 2007 
- ALONDIGA Kulturgunea, Getaria, Basque Country 2007 
- NESTOR BASTERRETXEA Kulturgunea, Bermeo, Basque Country 2008 
- ESKOLAPE Kulturgunea, Lekeitio, Basque Country 2008 
- ELAI ALAI Kulturgunea, Gernika, Basque Country 2008 
- "WEEK AGAINST RACISM", Udal Liburutegia, Durango, Basque Country 2010 



Groups: 

- International Festival of Contemporary Art / Performance INDAUX-ARTE, Getaria, Basque Country 1997 
- VI. Jornadas del "Libro Antiguo y de Ocasion", Biblioteca Municipal de Salamanca, Castilla y Leon 1998 
- FOTOTRABALLO-98, Galeria do Arte Melia-Araguaney, Santiago do Compostela, Galicia 1998 
- VI. Jornadas de Solidaridad Tercer Mundo, GKE-ONGs. (ELAN-Euskadi, Mugen Gainetik, Medicus Mundi & Farmaceuticos Mundi), Getaria, Basque Country 1999 
- "EIGE-Basque Country Press Photographers Association", BARRENA Kulturgunea, Ordizia, Basque Country 2000 
- 100 Years of Photojournalism in Gipuzkoa (1900-2000), KUTXA Fundazioa, Donostia, Basque Country 2000 
- X. Jornadas del "Libro Antiguo y de Ocasion", Biblioteca Municipal de Salamanca, Castilla y Leon 2002 
- "Benefit Auction for PRAGUE HOUSE of PHOTOGRAPHY", SWANN Galleries, New York City, USA 2003 
- First Conference of Photojournalism, KUTXA-ARRASATE Kulturgunea, Donostia, Basque Country 2003 
- "Benefit Auction for FRANÇOISE De MULDER photographer", VU Gallerie, Paris, France 2003 
- "IMAGES AGAINST WAR", Gallery LICHTBLICK, Köln, Germany 2003 
- Foto ALTREIMMAGINI, "Images Against War", Brescia, Italy 2003 
- TU BERLIN, "Images Against War", Berlin, Germany 2003 
- L´USINE Photo Gallerie, "Images Against War", Bruxelas, Belgium 2003 
- Kunstencentrum BELGIE, "Images Against War", Hasselt, Belgium 2004 
- PHOTOKINA, "Images Against War", Köln, Germany 2004 
- 4th Festival FOTO & PHOTO, "Images Against War", Milan, Italy 2004 
- "On our ways", Photographers Network Selection THOMAS KELLNER, Siegen, Germany 2004 
- ALTREIMMAGINI, "Diario Pubblico", Brescia, Italy 2004 
- PONTOS.de.VISTA, Instituto Português da Juventude, Castelo Branco, Portugal 2004 
- "EIGE-Basque Country Press Photographers Association", PHOTOMUSEUM, Zarautz, Basque Country 2005 
- 7th Internationale FOTOTAGE, "Images Against War", Mannheim, Germany 2005 
- 5th FOTOFESTIWAL, "Images Against War", Lodz, Poland 2006 
- IAW exhibition at the Peace Museum, "Images Against War", Chicago, USA 2006 
- "FACE-to-FACE", 10 Years of Photographers Network, Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Germany 2013 
- 8th Annual BLACK and WHITE SPIDER Awards, Beverly Hills, California, USA 2013 
- IPA-International Photography Awards, One Shot-One World, Los Angeles, California, USA 2013 
- 9th Annual BLACK and WHITE SPIDER Awards, Beverly Hills, California, USA 2014 
- MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards, FOTOLOFT Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2014 
- First Exhibition of Photography-Photojournalism, "TOURISM 2014", Nicosia, Cyprus 2014 
- 5th ART TAKES MIAMI, "SeeMe Exhibition Space", SCOPE Art Miami Beach, Florida, USA 2014 
- "ANDOAIN LAU MENDETARA - Andoain + que 4 siglos", BASTERO Kulturgunea, Andoain, Basque Country 2015 
- "MIFA 2014 Winners Exhibition", ROOFTOP Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand 2015 
- Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Royal Geographical Society, London, United Kingdom 2015 
- Fifth Annual SeeMe Exposure Award, "Documentary Collection", LOUVRE Museum, Paris, France 2015 
- SF Camerawork "Annual Juried Exhibition", Heat / LensCulture & Daylighted, San Francisco CAMERAWORK Gallery, CA, USA 2015 
- NYPH-New York Photo Festival, "The Last Picture Show" exhibition, POWERHOUSE Arena in Brooklyn, NY, USA 2015 
- Photo Exhibition "Los Angeles-Life Framer", THINK TANK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2015 
- SEOUL-New York Photo Festival, "The Last Picture Show" exhibition, DONGDAEMUN Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea 2015 
- Photo Exhibition "Juraplatz-Life Framer", JURAPLATZ Art Space, Bienne, Switzerland 2015 

- Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, "Photo Exhibition Showcase", Tbilisi, Georgia 2016 

- MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards, NAKASHIRKE Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2016 
- 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, "BERLIN FOTO BIENNALE", Palazzo Italia, Berlin, Germany 2016
 
- HCP-Hellenic Centre for Photography / Athens Photo Festival, "PhotoBook Exhibition", BENAKI Museum, Athens, Greece 2017


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