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Aníbal Martel Peña (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, 1978) is a photographer currently working as a correspondent for international press agencies in the United States. He studied photography, photojournalism and journalism in Gran Canaria and Madrid (School of Art and Design, CEV, and Complutense University), where he began his career as an independent documentary and editorial photographer in 2003. From that moment, he has developed his photographic work in various capacities: print media, digital media, and press agencies.

In 2016 Aníbal had a solo exhibition on his long-term project about the Canary Islander descendants in the United States, “CISLANDERUS”, which was also held in Washington DC, in 2017. This photographic project is currently a traveling exhibition through Louisiana State Museum until 2020. 

His photographs have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, the Angel Orensanz Foundation, See.Me Gallery, Casa Museo Colón, and Embassy of Spain in the United States among others...

Some of his clients, among others, include:

  • Forbes Magazine

  • Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • Ruptly TV Agency

  • David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University

  • ReVista at Harvard University (DRCLAS)

  • Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

  • Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)

  • Latin American Perspectives Journal

  • Atlántica Journal of Art and Thought

  • Etiqueta Negra Magazine

  • Ballena Blanca Magazine 

  • Excelente Magazine and Ronda Iberia Magazine (Iberia Airlines)

  • Yo Dona Magazine and El Mundo Newspaper (Unidad Editorial, S.A.)

  • El Mundo Viajes and Siete Leguas Magazine (Unidad Editorial, S.A.)

  • ACFI Press Agency

  • Demotix/Corbis Agency

  • Contacto Photo Agency

  • Diagonal/El Salto Newspaper

  • TourSpain

  • Vogue Spain

  • Editorial Group G+J Spain

  • Neupic Agency

  • IPA Press Agency

  • Canary Islands IT7



CISLANDERUS Cultural Project will be exhibited during the next 3 years until 2020 in different museums in Louisiana, starting in October 2018 at The Cabildo Louisiana State Museum to continue at Baton Rouge Museum and Isleños Museum in Saint Bernard Parish.


Embassy of Spain in Washington D.C. at the FotoDC photo festival, 'CISLANDERUS Cultural Project', November 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017. 

Casa de Colón, 'CISLANDERUS Cultural Project', Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, June 9 - August 28, 2016.

Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University, 'Spain An Art Exhibition', Cambridge, MA, USA, 2016.

See.Me Gallery 'The Story of the Creative', Long Island City, New York, USA, 2013.

Exhibit presentation 'The Story of the Creative' in Angel Orensanz Foundation through See.Me, New York, USA, 2013.

Member of the jury 'III Rally Fotográfico Ciudad de Ávila', Avila, Spain, 2013.

Concord Art Association, '2013 Members Juried 2', Concord, Massachusetts, USA, 2013.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, '9th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party', Washington DC, USA, 2012.

Council Office of Badajoz, 'Mujeres Españolas', Badajoz, Spain, 2012.

Real Colegio Complutense & Harvard University, Spain An Art Exhibition, Boston, USA, 2011.

Itinerant Exhibition from SEPTENIO Project, Canary Islands Government, ‘El Mar-Septenio 2011’, Canary Islands, Spain, 2011. *Published Book.

'Spanish Women’ organized by Woman Institute (Spanish Government) and Yo Dona Magazine, Madrid, Spain, 2011. *Published Book.


Stephen Polasky (Spanish version) - Ballena Blanca Magazine

Liminal Photography. Tracing the Fluid Borders of Insular Migration / Fotografía liminal. Dibujando de las fronteras líquidas de la emigración insular - Revista Atlántica, CAAM.

Sueños a gran escala (Rafaél Guastavino) / The Architech of New York (Rafael Guastavino) - Excelente Magazine (Iberia Airlines)

Beating Stereotypes - ReVista: The Harvard Review of Latin America

The Legacy of War - ReVista: The Harvard Review of Latin America

Cislanderus (Entrevista/Interview) - Canarias Creativa

Lurigancho: viaje a la cárcel más grande de Perú - Diagonal Newspaper

Far Away from their Shore / Los canarios del otro lado - Excelente Magazine (Iberia Airlines)

Rocking the Cradle / Boston, Universidad del Rock - Ronda Iberia Magazine

Andrew Hoffman - Ballena Blanca Magazine

El precio de investigar el cambio climático - Ballena Blanca Magazine

Canarias dice NO al petróleo - Ballena Blanca Magazine

Juliet Schor - Ballena Blanca Magazine

Lurigancho Prison - Etiqueta Negra Magazine

New York - Yo Dona Magazine

Orfebrería en Estambul con Virginia Abascal - VOGUE Spain

Lanzarote, la perla negra - Editorial Group G+J España