My name is Cristian Sarmiento and I was born in Barcelona, where I am currently based. I started to discover different cultures and ways of living by joining humanitarian aid volunteerism in Africa. In the meantime I completed a Degree in Marketing as well as a Postgraduate in Photography.

Currently my work is mainly focused on contemporary society issues and human rights, so I use photography as a means of social awareness and divulgation through documentary storytelling. I carry out projects on the basis of investigative journalism in collaboration with non-profit organizations for cooperation and development abroad. In 2019 I co-founded Foco, an initiavite aimed towards the creation of documentary reports.

Furthermore I have become a specialist in interior design and finest real estate photography. I combine my documentary essays with interiors photography commissions. Interiors portfolio


My work (commercial and essays) have been published in newspapers, magazines, and online publications, such as 7k (Gara), eldiario.es, GG Magazine, SMBC News, Fubiz, La Voz de Galicia, Dinero (La Vanguardia), Casas y Estilo de Vida, El Cultural, UnFrame, Edge of Humanity Magazine, The Torch, Positive Magazine, Revista de Letras, La Voz de Asturias, Área Visual, Interessância, The Alk3r Post, The Fool Dot, This isn't Happiness, AWorksation, Ignant, among others.


  • June 2nd - June 26th, 2020. Sala Riu (Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona). No culpables. [Solo Exhibition]  UPCOMING  

  • Oct 1st - Nov 15th, 2019. CC Joan Oliver - Pere Quart (Barcelona). Grande Hotel. [Solo Exhibition]

  • October 12th, 2019. Gollut Festival (Ribes de Freser, Girona). Grande Hotel.  [Group Exhibition]

  • Nov 10th - Nov 25th, 2018. Sala d'Exposicions de l'Ajuntament Vell (Calella, Barcelona). Tefes. [Group Exhibition]

  • Oct 30th - Nov 9th, 2018. Federació Obrera (Molins de Rei, Barcelona). De tot cor, Alzheimer.  [Solo Exhibition]

  • Oct 27th, 2018. Bronx Documentary Center (New York). Social Documentary Network 10th Anniversary.  [Group Exhibition]

  • May 8th - June 15th, 2018. CC Cotxeres Borrell (Barcelona). Tefes.  [Solo Exhibition]

  • June 1st - June 14th, 2018. Blank Wall Gallery (Athens). Landscapes.  [Group Exhibition]

  • October 13th, 2017. Gollut Festival (Ribes de Freser, Girona). The old quarry of Bakoteh.  [Group Exhibition]

  • December 13th, 2016 - January 5th /2017. CC Parc Sandaru (Barcelona). Gambia: “No problem”.  [Solo Exhibition]

  • October 3rd – October 27th, 2016. Centre Cultural de Sant Ildefons (Cornellà, Barcelona). De tot cor, Alzheimer.  [Solo Exhibition]