Freelance Reporter Media coverage, breaking news and reports. Writer, Photo and Videojournalist. Victoria Herranz (Spain. 1983) Spanish freelance visual journalist focused on documentary and photojournalism. She has been working, as a freelance, for international News Agencies. Her pictures have been published in papers, magazines and blogs. Also, she is writer and contributor for several media (News and interviews about journalism, science, anthropology and women rights) Victoria Herranz combines her work as a documentary and photojournalist with writing and filmmaking.
IN ANOTHER PLACE In Another Place is a multimedia project and an anthropological research about the effects of hard drug usage and its rehabilitation in Spain. This first part was photographed inside a Therapeutic Community for the rehabilitation of drug addicts. The rehabilitation period last between 6 -12 months and the patients are only allowed out two times in this rehabilitation period to visit their families. The patient can dropout of the center before of finishing the treatment but always on their own responsibility for doing so. As a means of maintaining a clean transition after patient finishes his treatment in the community he must continue his social rehabilitation through programs run by their local city or town of residence. The photographer lived among the men only patients and nurses to document this story. First Prize Ethnographic Cinema and Photography MAAM ©Victoria Herranz
INTERVIEW Francesco Calogero, Italian Physicist TEXT & TRASLATION Victoria Herranz
PROTECTED AREAS Can a government decide over the woman body? Protected Areas explores the reaction to the spanish government’s propose to modified to change the abortion law for part of women than see limited their rights. Protected Areas is also a multimedia about the analogy between the woman body and the public area, it’s proposes the metaphoric relation between both than struggle area for the politic and ideologic dominant powers in the actual spanish society. “The fact that a bill on abortion is proposed in 2014 in Spain after certain vested rights on voluntary termination of pregnancy taken for granted makes us think that what is private is actually defined by what is public.... Turning back to such an important debate and call into question the vested rights on voluntary termination of pregnancy have a violent component to the extent that makes more precarious the existence of women, who obviously are affected, not only by the possible law, even by the debate itself.” -