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La fotografa española espone su muestra "Everybody Love Cha Cha Cha" en la Antigua Residencia del Embajador de Espana en Washington DC. Foto: Lenin Nolly/MLnews

La fotografa española espone su muestra “Everybody Love Cha Cha Cha” en la Antigua Residencia del Embajador de Espana en Washington DC. Foto: Lenin Nolly/MLnews

I often call myself a treasure hunter. Being a photographer is like seeking for treasures that are in full view but that most of the times we are unable to see. I like exploring the most remote corners to find these gems and then sharing them with the rest of the world to ensure that these stories will never disappear.

 

I also consider myself an adventurer. Photography lets me enter into universes that otherwise I’d never have had to chance to interact with. It’s not only about taking pictures, but experiencing new cultures, new people and new feelings.

Foto Lenin Nolly

Foto: Lenin Nolly/MLnews

My work often dissects human behaviour and reflects on the psychology and moral implications of our relationship with nature and animals. I am fascinated by the contradictions that emerge every time we try to explain the bond that brings us together and tears us apart from the natural world. Some animals we love, some we eat. We spoil nature as well as we overprotect it. In search of this I’ve joined people looking for beautiful butterflies and moths in the south of England and I’ve portrait women who dance with their dogs across the US.

 

I’m also very interested in small groups or collectives that are seen as strange to the rest of the society. People who get together, almost secretly, because the rest of humanity doesn’t understand their interests. I looked for elves and hidden people in the Icelandic lava fields; I met people looking for signs of extraterrestrial life in the mysterious mountains of Montserrat and I have even discovered a campsite in the south of Spain where people walk naked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Lenin Nolly

I am an experienced freelance photojournalist based in Washington DC, who previously work for relevant Peruvian newspapers. Trained by the Peruvian Army as a war correspondent allowed me to cover several assignments on contemporary and political issues in South America. I am currently shooting for EFE, Notimex, the Washington Post (El Tiempo Latino), and El Comercio (Peru), among others. In addition, my work has been published by the Miami Herald ( report in collaboration with Pulitzer's awarded Tyler Bridges) and the Spanish ABC. You can also see a reference to my work in the New York Review of Books

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