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Xavier Minguella

Xavier Minguella is a Lleida based photographer who started his career as a photojournalist in Brussels in 1995 (after graduatining in the Ecole de Photographie et des Techniques Visuelles-Ville de Bruxelles as photographer) in a small press magazine called "El Sol de Bélgica", in 1997 he opened a photographic studio-shop in the center of Brussels in the Marrolles neighborhood, in that time he made a reportage about three streets where he was based called "Le Grand H"(Rue Haute, Rue des Renards & Rue Blaes) during two years, capturing moments and people in black & white film.

During 1997 to 2003 was contracted for several institutions as Patronat Català Pro Europa, the European Comission or, the European Parlement.

At the ends of 2003 came back to Catalonia, he tried to move in his natal Barcelona but finally moved to the countryside, in the city were was born their parents, les Borges Blanques, where is actually in another small press magazine called "Som Garrigues" and in the last 10 years is experiencing around fashion in a dignifying way.

Xavier’s portraits range from capturing very casual spontaneous moments influenced by early reportage photography, to bigger, more organized sessions involving complex studio lighting set-ups and locations.

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