Katy Gómez Catalina

Born in Úbeda (Jaén). Doctor in Veterinary Medicine and vocational photographer.

Her work, based in photographic essay, shows a personal perspective, a point of view of the reality which interests her. Travel is the common thread of all her work. The camera has become an inseparable travelling companion, which helps her to tell her travels as a writer may do in his travel journal. She is deeply seduced by the human element.

She is a member of the Asociación Fotográfica de Úbeda, Federación Andaluza de Fotografía and Confederación Española de la Fotografía which distinguished her as a CEF artist. Member of the CEF (Spanish Confederation of Photography) Jury Corps and jury in numerous national and international contests. Speaker at festivals and photography congresses and teacher in courses, workshops and portfolio reviews.

Her photographic work has been recognised in a series of national and international contests, such as:

  • Travel photographer of the year TPOTY 2017, 2018 and overall winner of the year 2019, London,
  • National Award in the Sony World Photography Award 2018,
  • Finalist Alpha Female Awards in Sony World Photography Award, 2020
  • Tokyo International Photo Award TIFA, 2019
  • Le prix de la Photographie in Paris, PX3, 2018, 2019
  • State of the world, Paris, 2019,
  • Silver medal MIFA (Moscow International Photo Award), 2020 and honorific mention 2019.
  • Finalist Siena International Photography Awards, 2019 y 2017
  • Nominated to the Spanish photography award of the Confederación Española de la Fotografía, 2018
  • Hadam Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, HIPA, 2019, 2018 Dubai,
  • Fundación ASISA, 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2013
  • Special Award in the 11th International Humanitarian Photography Competition Luis Valtueña, Médicos del mundo, 2008
  • First Prize Tomás Camarillo Contest of the Diputación de Guadalajara, 2019
  • PhotoEspaña, 2012
  • Slovenian Photography Association NARAVA, 2019
  • Aphotoreporter. AFOCER, First Prize (FIAP Blue Pin) 2014 and FIAP Bronze Medal, 2019
  • First Prize Clics de Extremadura, 2010 and Extremadura Prize 2008 and 2006
  • Finalist in the Ibero-American documentary photography contest, 2017 and 2015
  • Caminos de hierro. Runner-up 2009 and 2016. Finalist 2011, 2012, 2018 and 2020
  • Second prize and Mágina prize in the Certamen Cerdá and Rico, 2009 and 2010
  • Third prize “Los excluidos” from Caja Rural de Jaén, 2014
  • First prize El ojo de Antequera (Antequera theme), 2017 and finalist in 2019 and 2015
  • Finalist Alliance Francaise, 2012
  • Finalist in the Abeja de Oro contest in Guadalajara 2018 and 2019
  • Helie memorial finalist, 2018
  • Works acquired by the Ministry of Agriculture, Diputación de Jaén, Junta de Andalucia…


She has carried out photographic projects in more than 60 countries and her work has been exhibited in Paris, Visa off Perpignan, Teheran, Xposure United Arab Emirates, Berlin, Somerset House in London, Agra, Colombia and almost everywhere in Spain.

She exhibited her work individually in:

  • Festimatge Calella 2019,
  • University of Jaén 2019
  • Igualada Fest 2019
  • Galeria Ignacio Barceló Afoco. Córdoba, 2019
  • International University of Andalucía. Campus Antonio Machado. Baeza, 2019
  • Museo Barjola Gijón, 2018
  • Agrupación Fotográfica y Cinematográfica de Navarra, 2017
  • Colectivo aula 7 . Málaga, 2017
  • Sala AFA.  Antequera, 2017
  • Iglesia San José.  Puerto Real, 2016
  • 1st Biennale of photography. Úbeda, 2016
  • 15th Biennale of Photography. Córdoba, 2016
  • Art Galery Mari Nieves Martín. Villafranca de los Barros, 2015


His work has been published in The Sun, Cultura inquieta, The Sunday Time, Dailymail, Huffpost, CNN travel, DPreview, l’oeil de la photographie, Xataka, Photolari, El mundo, El país, Superfoto Digital, La Vanguardia, ABC, Diario Veterinario, News AFOCO, AFU digital, Revista Forbes, GEO France, Revista viajeros de Barceló, National Geographic


She is the author of the book of photographs :

Ellas, Elles, They…, ISBN 978-84-9159-196-2. Published by the University of Jaén, 2019.

Iceland between fire and ice, ISBN 978-0-36-839747-9. Published by Editorial Blurb, 2019.

12 horas en el Louvre, ISBN 9781367268593. Editorial Blurb, 2016.


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