– Barcelona 1968
Francesc Melcion (Barcelona, 1968) studied photography at the “Institut d ‘Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya” from 1987 to 1991. In 1991 he began working as a photojournalist for the newspaper “Avui”, until 2010. This same year, he joined the newspaper “Ara” as head of photography, until 2016. He has carried out numerous photographic projects in different parts of the world, Bolivia (1992), Varanasi (India 1997-1998) and Senegal (1999). In 2000 he began a series of reports in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China, to give testimony of the different cultures and societies that are structured along the Mekong River. For this work, in 2002, he won a grant from the Fotopress competition. He has also done various reports in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Bangladesh.
He has exhibited on different occasions, both in group and individual exhibitions.
He currently works as a staff photographer for the newspaper “Ara”.