My name is Cristian Sarmiento and I was born in Barcelona, where I am currently based. I completed a Degree in Marketing as well as a Postgraduate in Photography. After that I started to discover different cultures and ways of living working as a volunteer on humanitarian aid projects in Africa.

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 El País, 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, The Standard, Ignant, among others.


  • June 2nd - June 26th, 2020 PENDING RESCHEDULE. Sala Riu (Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona). Resistir el clima. [Solo Exhibition]

  • 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]