Lia Betrán Valero is a Colombian journalist and photographer with 8+ years of experience in media and storytelling industry.
Her dedication and passion for documenting human rights, gender and environmental issues have been recognized with awards and scholarships. Lia was a Google News Initiative Fellow for the Media Transformation Challenge program at Poynter Institute and fellow at the Native Agency International Laboratory of Environmental Photography. In 2021 she received the GRID ARENDAL Scholarship for investigative environmental journalism and the National Award for Women, Peace and Security Journalism from the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.
Since 2013 she has been part of Chicas Poderosas, a global community of women and non-binary people in the media. She has experience in photography, reporting, multimedia journalism, audiovisual production, and project management for storytelling projects.
In 2022 she work as a audiovisual curator and digital producer for the Truth Commission of Colombia. And her work has been published in Deutsche Welle (DW), De Correspondent, VICE, El Espectador, Mutante, among others.
She currently develops photographic projects with a gender perspective between Colombia and Germany. And is available for commissioned work worldwide. For collaborations, fine art prints, or any other inquiries please contact her directly.