Luis Valtueña

Since 1997, each year, Médicos del Mundo Spain has organised the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award dedicated to the memory of Flors, Luis, Manuel and Mercedes, four of the organisation’s aid workers who were killed in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina while they provided humanitarian aid.

Open call for entries 2020
24th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

Registration period open from Friday, 31 July to Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Winner and finalists
edition 2019

En la convocatoria de la 23ª edición se han recibido 311 trabajos, 2.468 fotografías en total, procedentes de 56 países de los cinco continentes.

Winner edition 2019

Mohsen Kaboli

Surrogate Mother


Martín Zamora and a colleague push the coffin carrying the corpse of Zohra Sarrouj at the Southern Funeral Assistance premises in Algeciras, Spain.

First finalist 2019

Javier Fergo

Zohra Sarrouj’s Last Journey


A migrant looks down as he stands atop of the USA/Mexico border fence moments before jumping over the U.S. border from Tijuana, Mexico, on 28 December 2018.

Second finalist 2019

Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Crossing the Last Border at Tijuana


Twine handcuffs in a mass grave in Paterna (Valencia) in May 2019. Many of the bodies found in mass grave number 128 were found tied with this type of fetters.

Third finalist 2019

Santi Donaire

Children of Oblivion


edition 2019

José Aymá

Graphic editor of El Mundo newspaper

Chema Conesa

Photographer, editor and curator

Cristóbal Manuel

Graphic editor of El País newspaper

Ana Palacios

Journalist and documentary photography

Pilar García

Médicos del Mundo Board Member for Advocacy and Communication

Celia Zafra

Médicos del Mundo Journalist and Communications Coordinator