Matías Nicolás Chiofalo (Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, 1987)
In 2013 he moved to Barcelona, where he began a career as a self-taught photographer. His early years were closely associated with chemical photography and many hours in the darkroom, with street photography and portraiture being his main activity.
His innate involvement with social problems led him to take a course in Documentary Photography and Social Reporting with Ruido Foto in Barcelona. During this course, he started working on his first project about the hard life of street musicians in Barcelona. Shortly after, he continues his work in his homeland, where he finds himself during a tremendous flood that swept through his city.
Currently, he is studying specialization in Photojournalism and reportage at EFTI (International Center for Photography and Cinema).
It has recently been chosen as one of the top 30 projects from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for the Canon student program at the Visa Pour L'image.
Actively searching for personal projects, but also in the daily news about social movements, the relationship between man and the environment, and conflicts; in constant collaboration with agencies such as Europa Press and Getty Images, he has published in La Vanguardia, El País, Time, Infobae, Clarin, La Nacion, La Razon, 20 Minutos, El Diario, La Voz de Galicia, El Ciudadano (Argentina), Page 7 (Chile), Crónica Balear and Última hora.