Lys Arango is a Spanish journalist and photographer born in Madrid and based in Paris. She graduated in International Relations from the University of Liverpool, holds a master's degree in "Armed conflict and peace processes" from the London School of Economics, and a master's degree in journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Lys has been a freelance journalist since 2016, working for the United Nations and NGOs and the international press in numerous conflict zones and humanitarian or food crises. In 2019, her work evolves towards a dialogue between writing and documentary photography, resulting from long immersion in the thickness of the historical-cultural contexts and the social issues she addresses.
Her work has been published by LFI, Al Jazeera, The Independent, BBC News, The Huffington Post, El País Semanal, ABC, La Vanguardia, El Salto, Marie Claire Magazine, El Mundo…
Her projects are regularly exhibited in Europe and elsewhere: The Spanish Cultural Center of Guatemala (September 2022), Zoom Festival (Quebec City, October 2022), Galerie VU' (Paris, September 2022), Leica Gallery of Zingst (Germany, 2022), Les Femmes s’exposent (Normandy, France, 2021).
She is one of the winners of the second edition of the mentoring program of the VU' agency and the Fond Régnier pour la creation (2022), as well as the photographic commission "Radioscopie de la France" from the Ministry of Culture ( 2022). She also obtained the National Geographic Award at the 34th edition of the Eddie Adams Workshop (2021).