Aníbal Martel Peña (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, 1978) is a documentary photographer currently working as a correspondent for international press agencies in the United States since 2011. He studied photography at Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Gran Canaria, photojournalism and creative photography at Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido in Madrid and first stage of the journalism degree at Complutense University in Madrid, where he began his career as an independent documentary and editorial photographer in 2003. From that moment, he has developed his photographic work in various capacities: print media, digital media, and press agencies.
His photographs have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City, Casa Colón Museum in Gran Canaria, Embassy of Spain in the United States, and Louisiana State Museums among others...
In 2016 Aníbal had a solo exhibition as part of his long-term research project in co-creation with his wife the researcher Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez about the Canary Islander descendants in the United States, “CISLANDERUS”, which was also held in Washington DC, in 2017. This photographic project is currently a traveling exhibition through Louisiana State Museum until 2020.
Some of his clients and collaborations, among others, include:
The Wall Street Journal
New York Magazine
European Pressphoto Agency (epa)
Getty Images Contributor
Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Ruptly/Viory (Video News Agency)
Trinity College, Widener Gallery / Austin Arts Center (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University
ReVista at Harvard University (DRCLAS)
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University/ALARI
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)
Vassar VQ Magazine (Vassar College)
Latin American Perspectives Journal
Atlántica Journal of Art and Thought
Etiqueta Negra Magazine
Ballena Blanca Magazine
Excelente Magazine and Ronda Iberia Magazine (Iberia Airlines)
Yo Dona Magazine and El Mundo Newspaper (Unidad Editorial, S.A.)
El Mundo Viajes and Siete Leguas Magazine (Unidad Editorial, S.A.)
ACFI Press Agency
Contacto Photo Agency
Diagonal/El Salto Newspaper
Editorial Group G+J Spain
IPA Press Agency
Canary Islands IT7
Exhibitions, Awards & Mentions
Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Museum, 'CISLANDERUS Cultural Project': October 17, 2019 until March 2020 - EVENT HERE
The Cabildo, New Orleans, Louisiana State Museum, 'CISLANDERUS Cultural Project': December 20, 2018 until the end of July 2019 - EVENT HERE
Embassy of Spain in Washington D.C. at the FotoDC photo festival, 'CISLANDERUS Cultural Project': November 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017.
Selected at the PHotoESPAÑA 2017 International Photography and Visual Arts Festival as 'Discoveries PHE PHotoESPAÑA 2017'.
Casa de Colón, 'CISLANDERUS Cultural Project', Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain: June 9 to August 28, 2016.
Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University, 'Spain An Art Exhibition', Cambridge, MA, USA, 2016.
See.Me Gallery 'The Story of the Creative', Long Island City, New York, USA, 2013.
Exhibit presentation 'The Story of the Creative' in Angel Orensanz Foundation through See.Me, New York, USA, 2013.
Member of the jury 'III Rally Fotográfico Ciudad de Ávila', Avila, Spain, 2013.
Concord Art Association, '2013 Members Juried 2', Concord, Massachusetts, USA, 2013.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, '9th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party', Washington DC, USA, 2012.
Council Office of Badajoz, 'Mujeres Españolas', Badajoz, Spain, 2012.
Real Colegio Complutense & Harvard University, Spain An Art Exhibition, Boston, USA, 2011.
Itinerant Exhibition from SEPTENIO Project, Canary Islands Government, ‘El Mar-Septenio 2011’, Canary Islands, Spain, 2011. *Published Book.
'Spanish Women’ organized by Woman Institute (Spanish Government) and Yo Dona Magazine, Madrid, Spain, 2011. *Published Book.