Ana Maria Arévalo uses visual storytelling to advocate for women’s rights and environmental issues. She is a National Geographic Explorer, a member of Ayün Fotógrafas and Women Photograph. Mixing rigorous research with intimate stories, she wants to make a positive impact through her projects. Her most challenging work, The Meaning of Life, documents her husband’s fight against testicular cancer.
Her series about the conditions of women in prison in Venezuela, Días Eternos, won the LUMIX Photo Award, Lucas Dolega Award, the Women Photograph grant, and Camille Lepage Award. In 2021 this photo project was expanded to El Salvador (Central America) with the support of LHSA and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She is based in Bilbao, Spain, and frequently develops projects in Latin America.