The journalist and photojournalist Luis de Vega (Huelva, 1971) has won this Friday the XXXIX edition of the Cirilo Rodríguez award, awarded by the Association of Journalists of Segovia. This prestigious award recognizes the work of correspondents and special envoys of Spanish media abroad, and De Vega, who had been a finalist on two previous occasions, has won in the final vote over journalists Anna Bosch, from RTVE, and Sara Gómez Armas, from the Efe agency.

The jury of the Cirilo Rodríguez award, which is represented, among other media, by La Vanguardia, has chosen Luis de Vega for his long professional career, of which his good performance has been highlighted both with the camera, in his capacity as photographer, as with language, as chronicler, a complementarity that is not usually common. He has worked for newspapers such as ABC, for which he was a correspondent in Rabat, and El País, a newspaper for which he has covered recent conflicts such as Gaza and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

De Vega is also the author of several photography books, including some about El Rocío, one of his great passions: “I have been working as a journalist and photojournalist for three decades in more than thirty countries. I have covered wars, conflicts, famines, coups d’état, natural disasters and all kinds of events. “I have been with kings, presidents, popes and stars of sport or culture, but I am left with the man on the street,” the winner wrote about himself, of whom the jury highlighted his great human quality and his dedication as a reporter. of war.