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Lua Ribeira was born in 1986, in Galicia in the north of Spain. She received a BA Hons in Media Studies at the University of Vigo, 2009. In 2010, she moved to Barcelona and studied Graphic Design, where she discovered photography. Adopting it as vocation, Lua moved to the UK in 2012 and later enrolled in the documentary photography course at the University of South Wales, where she graduated with honors in 2016. Her practice, characterized by its collaborative nature, is the result of extensive research and an immersive approach to the subject matter. Ribeira is interested in trespassing social barriers and breaking the structural separation in relation to particular communities. By exploring the perception of life generated outside the strictly socially acceptable, she aims to question the morals and values she grew up by. Ribeira is the recipient of the Firecracker Grant 2015, Jerwood Photoworks Award 2018, and the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award 2017. Her series Noises in the Blood, about Jamaican dancehall culture in the UK was published in book form by Fishbar in 2017. The series was also published in the book Firecrackers, Female Photographers Now (Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2017.) She joined Magnum as a Nominee in 2018. (Photo shot in London, United Kingdom, 2017. Photo sponsor: Dick's Hotdog Stand.)

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