Born in Urretxu in 1982, Andoni Lubaki is an award-winning photo reporter based in Basque Country covering MENA countries and interested in national and social identities
After completing a degree in Computer Science, Andoni took his camera as an excuse to travel the world. In an old car and with his brother, he traveled throughout África. The experience led him to focus his career on photography.
In 2011, he published his first pictures about the war in Libya, experience that has marked him deeply. Since then he has traveled around the world trying to develop consistent stories about conflict areas and social crisis. In the last years, he has focused on developing long-term and personal projects. He has a blog in the Basque national newspaper GARA, where he publishes his articles and pictures regularly.
I speak Basque, English, Spanish, French and Arab (at a basic level).
He is one of the founding members of Ronak Press, a non-profit association that helps to make visible stories and news that cannot be found in the press.
Available for assignments worldwide.
2013: Chris Hondros Memorial Award 2013: Best In Show in Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar 2013: Features, Honorable mention in Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar 2014: Breaking News 2nd in Picture of the Year
2017: "Un mundo convulso" Can Baste (personal) 2017: "Upfront" Conde Duque, Madrid (collective by Instituto Cervantes) 2017: "40 años de Exilio" Tabakalera, Donostia 2018: "Un mundo convulso" Photon Festival (personal) 2018: "Creadores de Conciencia" Palau Robert, Barcelona (collective by DKV Foundation) 2018: "Creadores de Conciencia" Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (collective by DKV Foundation) 2019: "Creadores de Conciencia" La Lonja, Zaragoza (collective by DKV Foundation) 2019: "Creadores de Conciencia" Museo Barloja, Gijon (collective by DKV Foundation)
He is also a fine art wedding photographer based in San Sebastian (Basque Country) known with the name Andoni Bitan. Since 2019 he has adopted only analog cameras to develop a very personal style in wedding photography mixing photojournalism, fine art and fashion at the same time.