Maria Contreras Coll

Barcelona, 1991

Maria Contreras Coll is a documentary photographer based in Barcelona, Spain. Maria has a need to tell people’s stories from an intimate perspective. She is interested in women’s rights, gender issues, and how women are redefining social structures in different countries and religions. She is a National Geographic Explorer 2020-2021, and her work has been published in international media such as The New York Times. In 2021, she became the youngest recipient of a Premi Nacional de Cultura (National Culture Award), awarded by the CoNCA. She is currently working on a long-term project on sexual violence in Spain with the support of the Joana Biarnés scholarship for young photojournalists.