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Interview by Svetlana Bachevanova
Photo: Juliette Rousselot

Born in 1975 in Madrid, Spain, Omar Havana has been pursuing his dream of photography since the age of 23. In 2009 he committed to becoming a photojournalist. Since then he has traveled to over 60 countries and published extensively in international media. Covering stories in Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Libya, Egypt, Nepal and Cambodia. Omar’s work has been published in National Geographic, Paris Match, Al Jazeera, The New York Times, The BBC, The Financial Times, ABC News Australia, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN and The Atlantic, amongst many others. A partial list of outlets that published his images from Nepal can be found at the end of this biography.

Omar has also collaborated with many international NGOs, including Handicap International, Amnesty International, Heifer International, Action Aid Greece, International Medical Corps, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity, WaterAid Nepal and the International Federation for Human Rights, among others.

Now, Omara Havana is working on his new book "Endurance: Earthquake Nepal" that will be published by FotoEvidence in the summer of 2016.

You can support the production of the book "Endurance" by visiting our Kickstarter campaign page.