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Aníbal Bueno talks about anthropological photography in the Planeta UAB Cycle

Aníbal Bueno, travel journalist specialising in African culture and photojournalism, took part in the seventh session of the Planeta UAB lecture series, an initiative of the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación aimed at students of its master’s degrees.

This cycle of conferences is part of the project “Planet UAB: The journey to the other – equals in differences” organised by the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación during the academic year 2020-2021, with the support of the Solidarity Fund of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, which organised a series of activities and awareness-raising actions based on the concept of the UAB campus as a “planet” and which dealt with major issues such as the culture of peace, sustainability, the environment and interculturality, among others.

Students of the Master in Travel Journalism, the Master in Environmental Communication and the Master in Communication and Education participated in this seventh session with Aníbal Bueno, in which the scientist and photojournalist reflected on the link between photography and anthropology, showing some of his work. The students were also able to learn first-hand about his work in documenting and approaching different cultures, as well as his role in the travel agency he owns: Last Places.

Aníbal Bueno is a scientist and professional photographer. He has travelled more than 70 countries in search of the human essence. Aníbal has specialised in reporting on the lifestyles of the last minority ethnic groups on the planet, a discourse that he disseminates through his networks, photographic work, talks, courses and editorial publications, which he produces as he travels the world. He has received several awards for his photography, such as the award for best adventure travel photography at the Adventure Travel show in 2018 or the medal of the Spanish Confederation of Photography. He is the author of the book Forgotten Cultures (Editorial UOC, 2020) and co-author of the book Last Tribes of Angola (Editorial ExLibric, 2021).