ARNAU BACH (barcelona, 1981) was self-taught in photography until winning a fellowship to attend the photojournalism program at Barcelona University (UAB).
After six years photographing daily news for Spanish newspapers, he decided to start producing his personal work. The result of this new stage in his career is “SUBURBIA”, an essay about daily life in the Paris suburbs that began in 2006.
In 2016 Bach joined the VII Mentor Program at VII Photo agency being mentored by photographer Christopher Morris.
He’s currently based in Barcelona.
Nannen Preis 2017 Nominee
Finalist in the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanity (SUBURBIA, 2016)
Residency Saint Brieuc – Photoreporter Festival (AGGLO, 2016)
Finalist in the Tokyo International Photography Festival (CAPITAL, 2015)
1rst Place Kolga Tbilisi Award (SUBURBIA, 2014)
Finalist in The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism (SUBURBIA, 2014)
The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant (CAPITAL, 2013)
Selected in Encontros da imagem (SUBURBIA, 2013)
Finalist in the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (SUBURBIA, 2013)
1rst Place POYi Community Awareness Award (SUBURBIA, 2013)
Nicolas Levy Gallery / What’s up Photo Doc Fair (Paris, France. SUBURBIA, 2017)
Festival Della Fotografia Etica (Lodi, Italy. SUBURBIA, 2016)
Festival Photoreporter Saint Brieuc (Saint Brieuc, France. AGGLO, 2016)
DocField Festival (Barcelona, Spain. CAPITAL, 2016)
Artget Gallery (Belgrade, Serbia. SUBURBIA, 2016)
Head On Photo Festival (Sydney, Australia. CAPITAL, 2016)
GuatePhoto (Guatemala, Guatemala. CAPITAL, 2015)
Bursa Photo Festival (Bursa, Turkey. SUBURBIA, 2015)
United Photo Industries Gallery (New York, USA. CAPITAL, 2015)
Organ Vida – International Photography Festival (Zagreb, Croatia. SUBURBIA, 2015)
Tokyo International Photography Festival (Tokyo, Japan. CAPITAL, 2015)
Cosmos Gallery (Paris, France. CAPITAL, 2015)
LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism (Hannover, Germany. SUBURBIA, 2014)
DOCField Festival (Barcelona, Spain. SUBURBIA, 2014)
Virreina Museum “A cop d’Ull” (Barcelona, Spain. SUBURBIA, 2014)
Noorderlicht Photo Festival (Groningen, Netherlands. SUBURBIA, 2013)
Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, USA. SUBURBIA, 2013)