Lys Arango is a Spanish photographer and writer. She lives where she works, but currently is based in Paris. Graduate in International Relations and a Master's degree in journalism, she develops long-term documentary stories exploring photography, text and sound.


Alongside her personal practice, Lys has worked on assignments for international NGOs, the UN, and several magazines and newspapers. Between 2016 and 2019, she worked in 17 countries immersed in deep food crises. Now she tackles humanitarian issues from a new angle, exploring how it converges in a historical and cultural context. Driven by research-led, self-initiated projects, Lys seeks to fully understand the lives of those she captures in order to portray them as truthfully as possible.


Her work has been published by The Independent, BBC News, The Huffington Post, El País, ABC, La Vanguardia, El Salto, Marie Claire Magazine and El Mundo.


  • EAW National Geographic Award – winner (2021)

  • Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIV (2021)

  • Les Femmes s ́exposent Festival – Exhibition (2021)

  • The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest - Jury Honorable Mention (2021)

  • Lugano Photo Days Festival – Finalist (2021)

  • Welcome Photography Prize – Finalist (2021)

  • BarTur Photo Award - Shortlisted (2021)

  • PhotoEspaña: Descubrimientos (2021)

  • Alexia Grant Competition – Finalist (2020)

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