Lys Arango is a Spanish journalist and photographer born in Madrid and based in Paris. A graduate in International Relations from the University of Liverpool, she 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.

A freelance journalist since 2016, she has worked for the United Nations and NGOs, as well as for the international press in numerous conflict zones and humanitarian or food crises. From 2019, her work evolves towards a dialogue between writing and documentary photography, resulting from long immersion in the thickness of the historical and cultural contexts and the social issues she addresses.

Her photographs have appeared in The Independent, BBC News, The Huffington Post, El País, ABC, La Vanguardia, El Salto, Marie Claire Magazine, El Mundo…


Her work is 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 Régnier Fund for 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 awarded at the 34th edition of the Eddie Adams Workshop (2021).

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