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SYRIAN Conflict

Txomin Txueka | Aleppo, Syria

Organization: freelance

Hatay, Turkey.

SYRIAN Conflict: The armed conflict in Syria began in March 2011 following protests peaceful civilians against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and in response to the brutal use of military proAssad to suppress popular continuous protests erupted across the country. This resulted in the formation of an armed insurgency, a result of disenchantment and the subsequent defection of important officials and regular forces, along with most of the political opposition clumped around the F.S.A. (Free Syrian Army). In these nearly three years of civil war, figures are chilling and don't stop growing, according to UN data, it is estimated that more than 150,000 people have been killed, more than 2 million people are refugees fled abroad and another 6.5 million people are displaced within Syria. Not to mention 29 murdered journalists and more than 60 journalists abducted or disappeared only in the last year 2013, as he relates the C.P.J. (Committee to Protect Journalists) report. 

Text & Photo © 2014 TXOMIN TXUEKA



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.


Temporarily unavailable for assignments...


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E-mail: [email protected]




- Monochrome Photography Awards 2015. Professional-Photojournalism: 3 Honorable Mentions.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- 6th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase. Photography category: Winner.

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

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

- 4th Latin American Fotografia. LAF4 winning collection: Selected. 

- Lugano Photo Days 2015. Photo Contest Pro / Reportage: Selected. 

- Fifth Annual SeeMe Exposure Award. Documentary Collection book: Selected.

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

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

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

- Jacob Riis Award. Editorial-Documentary: Runner Up. 

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

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

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



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

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



- IPA-International Photography Awards, One Shot. One world, Professional-Places: Honorable Mention.

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



El Diario Vasco, Gara, Euskaldunon Egunkaria, Berria, Euskonews & Media, Aiurri, Nontzeberri, Hitza, Amalur, Zazpi-7K-ka and ARGIA (Basque Country), PONTOS.de.VISTA (Portugal), ODYSSEY and REVOLVER (United Kingdom), PHOTOBOX (Slovakia), IKV Pax Christi and OXFAM Novib (Netherland), CREANUM (Belgium), FOTORevista and CLANDESTINA (Argentina), ZONEZERO (Mexico), FOTO and PHK-Photokasbah (Spain), LEICA Fotografie International and PROFIFOTO (Germany), L´OEIL de la Photographie and PRIVATE Photojournalism (France), FOTOVISURA, JUXTAPOZ and F-STOP (USA).



ILLIMANI: Boliviako izpiak eta hizkiak

Publisrt: ARGIA Liburuak 2006


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".




- Gallery of Contemporary Art HEMEN, Getaria, Basque Country 1997

- International Festival of Latin American Cinema, CASINO of Biarritz, Basque Country 1997

- PHOTOMUSEUM, Zarautz, Basque Country 1998

- International Festival of Basque Cinema, ATALANTE, Baiona, Basque Country 1998

- KOLDO MITXELENA, 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 2000

- 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



- International Festival of Contemporary Art / Performance INDAUX-ARTE, Getaria, Basque Country 1997

- VI. Jornadas del “Libro Antiguo y de Ocasión”, BIBLIOTECA MUNICIPAL de Salamanca, Castilla y León 1998

- FOTOTRABALLO 98, Galeria do Arte Araguaney, Santiago do Compostela, Galicia 1998

- VI Jornadas de Solidaridad con el Tercer Mundo, ONG. (Medicus Mundi, Farmaceuticos Mundi, ELAN-Euskadi, Mugen Gainetik), 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 Ocasión", BIBLIOTECA MUNICIPAL de Salamanca, Castilla y León 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 ExhibitionSpace", SCOPE Art Miami Beach, FL, 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


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