My name is Cristian Sarmiento and I was born in Barcelona, where I am currently based. I was always wondering about social issues that were happening around me, so I started to discover new cultures and ways of living by joining volunteer programs in Spain and West Africa. In the meantime, I completed a University Degree in Marketing as well as a Postgraduate Degree 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-based storytelling. I carry out projects about nearby topics in collaboration with local entities, and I also work with non-profit organizations for cooperation and development abroad. In 2018 I co-founded Foco, an agency aimed towards the creation of documentary reports.

Furthermore, I have become a specialist on interior design and finest real estate photography. I combine my photo-essays with work commissions for international companies.  Interiors portfolio


Since I began my career as a photographer in 2016, my photographs (commercial and essays) have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online publications, such as 7k (Gara), GG Magazine, SMBC News, Fubiz, Dinero (La Vanguardia), La Voz de Galicia, El Cultural, UnFrame, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Social Documentary Network, The Torch, Positive Magazine, Revista de Letras, La Voz de Asturias, Área Visual, Casas y Estilo de Vida, Interessância, The Alk3r Post, The Fool Dot, This isn't Happiness, AWorksation, Ignant, among others.


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