A chance to shine

PhotographerJavier Fergo
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryJerez, Spain
Entry Description

Alba Heredia is a young flamenco dancer from Sacromonte, Granada (Spain). She is heir to a long lasting flamenco dancer family: The Maya. On March 2017 she had her chance to dance at Villamarta Theater in Festival de Jerez, a big step in her career since this festival is considered to be the most important flamenco festival in the world, and Villamarta theater is its main venue. Nervous, uneasy, she faced an audience full of flamenco experts and specialized press.

About Photographer

Born in Jerez, Cádiz, Spain 1980. Have been keen on arts, image, film and photography since childhood. On the year 2001 started studying a National Diploma in Photography, followed by a Higher National Diploma in Photography at City of Bristol College, UK. Finishing in 2005. Soon after moved back to Jerez, Spain, to start contributing to a local newspaper, other newspapers followed. Have published on national newspapers such as El País, El Mundo, ABC, Publico, etc. and internationally on The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Newyorker, etc Nowadays works as a freelance photographer and photojournalist.