Yeray Menéndez (Avilés, Spain, 1982) is a photographer whose work is mainly focused on advertising, action and industrial photography, as well as on covering big sports events. Throughout his career he has received numerous awards recognising his work in these fields, such as the Silver Medal at the World Photographic Cup 2016 in the reportage category, the Golden Camera in the FEP European Professional Photographer of the year 2015 in the same category or the Goya Award in Photography 2013, as well as other prizes and nominations in competitions of national and international prestige.
Currently Yeray combines the above mentioned work with that of a freelance photojournalist. Since 2015 he has been focusing his work on Madagascar, mainly the south of the island, the poorest region of the country, at the same time collaborating with the NGO Agua de Coco in its development cooperation. Apart from that he has been working on various documentaries which will be coming out soon.
He has worked for international brands and companies, such as ATREQ, Siroko, International Triathlon Union, Mosconi, Tronik, Elicca, and national companies and institutions such as The Princess of Asturias Foundation, Cafés El Globo, Joluvi, Mediapro, Apparentia, Trisquelmedia, Robotix, MGlab, The Spanish Triathlon Federation. He has covered international triathlon events, such as the Duathlon World Championships in Avilés, the World Series in Madrid, the World Championships in Alicante and Palamós, The Banyoles Triathlon Premium European Cup and various national skating, surfing and triathlon events in Spain.
Yeray has published his works in magazines and newspapers such as El País, El País Semanal, Trasher, Erosion, Triatlón and various online newspapers and publications.
He has been an associate in the school Fotografía Desde Cero since 2014, and has given numerous talks and workshops for both general and professional public.
Also he is member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), APFVA, FEPFI and AJE.
*Photo: Muel de Dios.