Born in Spain in 1983, Asier Alkorta was a staff photographer for the 'Heraldo de Aragón' (the daily paper in his native city) for years covering the daily beat.
He is currently an independent photojournalist working on different projects in Ethiopia, Namibia and Botswana. His focus is the historical, cultural and enigmatic.
He has also worked in audiovisuals, co-creating the original idea and providing stills for the documentary 'Lejos de la Orilla'.
He works with Médecins du Monde, taking photographs of matters related to female genital mutilation, prostitution and immigrants' living conditions in the West.
It has been selected in the final phase of the international competition World Press Photo 2017.
Accesit in the international competition of Asisa foto 2016.
Second prize in the contest "Zaragoza, immigration in images" 2016.
Winner of the first national photography prize "Africans in Spain" 2015.
Winner of the first national photography prize organized by IES Los Enlaces 2012.
Winner of the first prize of photography of "Creación Joven 2011" awarded by the City of Zaragoza.