Carole Alfarah

Visual storyteller and multimedia editor


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Carole uses a visual narrative to tell stories of a humanitarian and social nature within the documentary realm, always with the desire to challenge the public and invite them to reflect on issues that she considers vital in our time.

At the beginning of her career, in 2009, she completed annual training in photojournalism with the World Press Photo Foundation which helped her to boost her work as a freelance photographer in her country. In 2015 she was awarded a scholarship by the EFTI School of Photography and Film in Madrid for her project My Beloved Broken Home, earning a Master’s Degree in Photography and Project Management.

In 2016 she received the IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, with which she continued to develop her short documentary film titled: Rebuilding…Life. Love. Memories, which has several nominations in international festivals and is part of the selection of artistic works of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Galicia.

His projects have been widely shown in festivals and museums, among them Wa Habibi -Oh My Love-, about the war in his homeland, Syria. They have also been disseminated through editorial platforms, books, films, and international media such as Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Newsweek, Days Japan, Time, Yo Dona, Corriere della Sera, Doc Magazine or El País, among others.

Carole works regularly with International Humanitarian Organizations.

In 2011, she won the UNICEF Arab Media Award for Children’s Rights. She has been nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass of the World Press Photo Foundation and the reGeneration4 of the Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2020, she won the National Geographic Society Grant Fund for Journalists to realize her visual projects on the survivors of the pandemic.

Carole currently lives in Madrid, where she combines her commissioned work with the creation of personal projects and teaching.

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