Santi Donaire is an award-winning documentary photographer, journalist and cofounder of the documentary film production company Nervio based in Spain. He has worked as a freelance photographer for various international media and news agencies in different countries such as Venezuela where he lived and worked as a photojournalist for more than three years. For the past four years, he has been focused on long-term projects combining photographic work with documentary video mainly related to Spanish historical memory.
His works have been published in international media like TIME, El País, The New York Times, Le Magazine du Monde, Los Angeles Times, 5W, The Telegraph or Vice.
He has been awarded in the Picture Of The Year International (2017), has participated in Rey de España Award for Journalism (2018), has been also awarded in the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award (2019) and, in 2021 together with his collective and production company Nervio presented their last documentary about the central Mediterranean migration crisis at the San Sebastian film and human rights festival.