Ana Palacios - Art in movement

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Art in Movement is a photography project by journalist and photographer Ana Palacios, with which she demands that the young inhabitants of the slums of Kampala, Uganda be given the opportunity to enjoy the Arts as a means of education.

The work shows that art is the perfect tool for social change. Art is the expression of the soul. When everyday life is a struggle to survive, time and space for creativity shrinks or disappears.

The leap symbolizes the liberation of the future, oppressed by poverty and drugs. A moment that Ana Palacios is dexterous at capturing in her photographs, taken in Uganda, of children who have overcome social exclusion thanks to art. Supported by the work of the NGO In Movement, these youngsters tell their story before the lens.



Ana Palacios is a journalist and photographer. She studied information sciences in Pamplona, followed by film and photography in Los Angeles, where she lived for several years. She was born in Zaragoza and currently lives in Madrid. She worked as a journalist for the newsroom at Antena 3 Televisión, she has run communications departments, and for more than ten years she has been working as a film production coordinator, particularly on international co-productions. She has worked with directors such as Ridley Scott, Milos Forman, Tony Kaye, Michael Radford, Jim Jarmusch and Roman Polanski.

Between films, she produces documentary photography, always in connection with development cooperation projects in Asia and Africa. Her photographs raise awareness of childhood and women’s issues for various NGOs, including Manos UnidasAfrica Directo or In Movement. She photographs the world’s broken places: orphanages, asylums, hospitals, psychiatric units, ghettoes and the like. Her intention is to make vulnerable communities visible with a sense of optimism and hope.

She has lived alongside homeless women in India, lepers in China, albinos in Tanzania, tribes in Ethopia, pygmies in Burundi and children at risk of social exclusion in Uganda, who have become the subjects of some of her work.

Represented by Espacio Foto Gallery. She collaborates with Gea Photowords and Fotodos (Madrid). She publishes in national and international media such as The Guardian, Days Japan, XL Semanal, El País, El Mundo writing about issues related to human rights.

In 2015 published her first book “Art in Movement” about art as a tool for social change in Uganda, published by La Fábrica and sponsored by Fundación la Caixa. At the moment she is working on her second book “Albino”, sponsored by the regional government of Huesca and Huesca’s Town Hall.


Ana Palacios’ photographies are in both private and public collections such as:

• DKV Seguros Collection 
• María Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation. 
• Genes y Gentes Foundation (Genes and People Foundation). 
• The Heraldo de Aragón Newspaper Museum. 
• Fernando de Castro Education for Women Foundation. 
• Kilimanjaro Medical Center, Moshi. Tanzania.

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