Xavier Cervera

Catalan b.1973~~Xavier first became interested in travelling, later in journalism and finally in reportage photography, where it all merges. His first international assignment was with an NGO providing eye care in post-war Bosnia. He has also collaborated with MSF and Intermon Oxfam.~~While studying at the University of Westminster, in London, he became a photography correspondent in the UK and Ireland for La Vanguardia, a Spanish newspaper based in Barcelona.~~Xavier is currently based in Barcelona and works as a regular contributor for La Vanguardia and its Sunday magazine.~~He has travelled worldwide working on long term assignments, for example the reportage “Trip to the future” (2007-08) which examined how key countries - China, Japan, USA, UAE - are preparing for the technological challenges of the future.~~ ~~

His works have been published in The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Independent, Time Out, TIME magazine, Der Spiegel, Die Welt Woche, Liberation, Clarin, amongst others.~~In recent years, he has engaged with environmental issues, reporting how climate change is affecting Svalbard, an archipelago 900km from the North Pole. In 2011 he climbed the Aneto, the largest glacier in southern Europe, to reflect its dramatic disappearance. Another long term project revealed the effects of the ‘brick bubble' construction crisis amid the financial turmoil in Spain.~~Since 2000, he has taught at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona as a Postgraduate photojournalism lecturer.

 

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    IRAN

    A mural on Enqelab Avenue featuring supreme leader of...

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    IRAN

    A family enjoy a day out in the countryside just...

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    SPAIN

    A British family on their hotel balcony with views...

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    SPAIN

    A golf course and cranes constructing new housing in...

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    CHINA

    Guangzhou International airport.

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    USA

    Two Microsoft employees chat after having lunch in...

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    CHINA

    A family in matching beachwear on the beach in Sanya.

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    CHINA

    The Nanpu bridge over the Huang Pu river and its...

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    CHINA

    A family stops to look at the skyscrapers of...

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    JAPAN

    A Helping Robot on the ground floor of Central...

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    JAPAN

    Engineer Takeda Takahiro dances with Mickey Monroe, a...

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    JAPAN

    Geminoid robot designed by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro...

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    CHINA

    A child eating noodles close to Guilin's Central...

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    CHINA

    Clothes hanging from a tree in the Pudong Financial...

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    JAPAN

    People walk through Akihabara Electric Town, an area...

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    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

    The Dubai waterfront, with the Sheikh's brother's...

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    USA

    A lecture takes place on the top floor of the Media...

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    SPAIN

    A solitary car and a single light can be seen on Juan...

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    SPAIN

    A car sits on a newly constructed road in Murcia...

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    SPAIN

    New residential complex in Alicante Province. Over...

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    SPAIN

    A stalled construction project in Vera Beach. Over...

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    SPAIN

    A cycle path leading nowhere in Ciudad Valdeluz, a...

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    SPAIN

    A dozen cranes, each with a monthly rental fee of...

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    JAMAICA

    Usain Bolt prepares to drive away in his BMW after...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A lecturer and one of his students have lunch in a...

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    NORWAY

    Chinese tourists Felix Ivy Han (left) and Liu hold...

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    NORWAY

    Three Chinese tourists drink beer and sit in a...

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    SPAIN

    A closed road in the town of Ensanche de Vallecas...

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    USA

    Two children observing the Silicon Valley area...

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    USA

    24-year-old software programmer, Johnson Hsieh, a...

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    SWEDEN

    9 year old Nasteha, originally from Somalia, with two...

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    NORWAY

    A Northern Fulmar, an abundant sea bird found in...

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    NORWAY

    French scientist Jean Pierre Gatusso analyses water...

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    NORWAY

    Tourist ship MS Fram travels between Raudfjorden and...

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    NORWAY

    The roof of the entrance to the Svalbard Global Seed...

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    NORWAY

    An ice covered door at the Svalbard Global Seed...

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