"PERHAPS TRAVEL CANNOT PREVENT FANATICISM AND INTOLERANCE, BUT BY DEMONSTRATING THAT ALL PEOPLE CRY, LAUGH, EAT, WORRY, AND DIE, IT CAN INTRODUCE THE IDEA THAT IF WE TRY TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER, WE MAY EVEN BECOME FRIENDS." Maya Angelou

My name is Tania Abitbol, and I was born in Madrid in 1965. I was a professional golf player for a number of years, and this awakened in me a great desire to discover all the hidden corners of our beautiful planet. As time passed, and due to a serious back injury, I decided to trade my golf clubs for a decent camera that would allow me to further develop my passion for the arts.

With cameras hanging from my shoulder, I have traveled half the world in search of those fleeting moments that unexpectedly appear before me in order to try to capture, always from a kind and respectful perspective, the daily lives and customs of the cultures I have had the pleasure of discovering along the way. The aim of my work is to reflect, in a clear and somewhat poetic manner, the true essence of every place I visit.

I strive for my images to be full of color, spontaneity and optimism, while respecting the reality of the surrounding circumstances. My top priority is to extract these factors from my travels, although I am aware that this may give my work a naive or intuitive touch. I am happy to accept this reality as it becomes increasingly clear in my artistic style.

I am often overwhelmed by feelings of pain and indignation upon witnessing the deep wounds that surround us, but I try to keep them inside and focus on other things. The relentless search for the beauty that lives in the human soul through the photographs I take, is my way of standing up to the acts of greed, selfishness, and abuse of power that I sometimes witness. The magnificent landscapes filled with life and the countless acts of generosity, joy, and affection that I encounter in places that have been harshly punished by adversity, make me feel that there is still hope and that there will always be a place for magic and beauty to flourish in this broken world. I firmly believe in kindness, and in its extraordinary capacity to transform things.

I repeatedly return home with the positive feeling left behind by the privilege of sharing a few days with amazing people who know how to be happy with very little and who, with their sweet nature, generosity, and warmth, leave a permanent mark on my heart. And once again, I begin to count the minutes until my next adventure with my cameras, because nothing makes me happier than viewing the world through them.


BOOKS: 

After four years of hard work, thousands of hours in front of the computer and hundreds of kilometers trodden, finally my second book: "HIMALAYA" is out on libraries. This is a project done with huge amounts of love and enthusiasm, and it will go on sale in bookstores throughout Spain under the seal of Lunwerg and the magnificent support of Grupo Planeta. In it you can find 180 pictures of my recent trips to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, plus a sensational prologue written by Almudena Grandes. I hope you like it ... and that you will want to buy a copy !!! YOU CAN SEE A SAMPLE OF THE FIRST 50 PICTURES OF THIS WORK CLICKING HERE.

And there are also available some copies of my first book called BURMA . You can have more information about it ACCESING THE "ONLINE STORE". Thank you!!!

 

EXHIBITS:

2009 - Estampas de Rajastán (Postcards from Rajasthan), Txiki, Las Palmas.

2010 - Pensamientos (Thoughts), Txiki, Las Palmas.

2012 - Las mil sonrisas de Birmania (A Thousand Smiles from Burma), Txiki, Las Palmas.

2013 - Birmania (Burma), Silvia Sennacheribbo Gallery, Barcelona.

2014 - Reinos del Himalaya (Himalayan Kingdoms), Silvia Sennacheribo Gallery, Barcelona.

 

PRESS:

2016:

-Interview in the TVE (Spanish television) program "La Aventura del Saber"

-Interview in "Te doy mi palabra", from the radio channel Onda Cero. (It starts in the 23rd minute from the recording).

-Article in the digital magazine "DSLRMagazine".

-Article in "El Mundo" newspaper.

-Article in the digital magazine Cultura Digital.

-Article in the digital magazine "Todo Literatura".

-Article in the digital magazine "Digital Camera".

-Article of HIMALAYA as a recomended book in "El diario del viajero" magazines. 

2015:

-Interview for "Arcadina", photographers websites designers.

2012:

-Interview with "Foto Ruta", J de J Editores.

-Article in the "Libertad Digital" newspaper.

-Interview with "La Casa de la Palabra", Radio Euskadi. (My interview begins at 00:28:19 of the recording).

-Interview with "Travesías", RNE. (My interview begins at 03:00 of the recording).

-Review in the "El mundo desde una cámara" section of the Sociedad Geográfica Española website.

-Interview with "Nómadas", RNE. (My interview begins at 21:50 of the recording, but I recommend listening to the entire program because it contains an excellent overview of Burma with valuable information, touching music, and a fantastic narration).

-Article in the "Mujeres Viajeras" website.

-Review in the "SOS Galgos" website.

-Interview with "Canarias Mediodía", RNE.

-Interview published in the Yahoo España, "Tendencias" digital magazine.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: All of my work is properly registered and protected in the Intellectual Property Registry.

In addition, all of the music used in this website has been legally purchased via the license number SGAERRDD/5/0092/0917-0918 issued by the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores.