Born in Terrassa (Barcelona), a city where she lives and works.
With over 20 years of professional career, Gemma Miralda has traced a transversal journey that goes from documentary and photojournalism work to the most personal artistic production. After a four-year studies program at Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, she is awarded a fellowship to join the International Center of Photography at Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program, NYC In 1995 she starts her career as a photojournalist working from regional papers as El 9 Nou to International News Agency as AP in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1998. From 2008 to 2017 she has been a regular contributor to La Vanguardia newspaper and its supplements. In addition, as a freelancer, her work has been published in other media as El Periódico de Catalunya and its Dominical, Avui, 7K, Yo Dona, Integral, Traveler Conde Nast, Lonely Planet, Libération, and Het Parool. Simultaneously, she teaches photography at Illa Arts and Crafts School, Sabadell. She has been the director of Master of Profesional Photography at ESDESIGNBarcelona.
In the artistic field, she has developed long-term projects that allow her to link photography with the issues she is concerned with, in a more personal and intimate approach.
2023 Terra Vivit, Culture Moves Europe grant 2023 L'entesa, finalist Fundació Vila Casas photo prize 2021 The Sacred and the Real, Can Sisteré. Centre d'Art Contemporani. Santa Coloma de Gramanet. 2021 The Sacred and the Real, first prize Terra Gollut 2021 The Sacred and the Real, Sala Muncunill. Terrassa, Spain. 2019 The Sacred and the Real, shortlisted and projected at BIPA 2019 4th Edition, Barcelona. 2019 The Sacred and the Real, selected at Visionados Fiebre Photobook Festival, Madrid. 2019 The Sacred and the Real, Atlátinca Colectivas - Fotonoviembre. Tenerife, Spain. 2019 The Sacred and the Real, shortlisted Portrait Section Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2016 Transhumance, FineArt Festival. Igualada, Spain 2015 Última Oda a Barcelona, book publication by La Garúa-Tanit Editorial, Spain. 2009 Ciutat Reconeguda, Sala Muncunill. Terrassa, Spain. 2008 Última Oda a Barcelona, Centre de Fotografia Documental de Barcelona, Spain. 2008 Liquid Barcelona, Cultural Center Caja Madrid. Barcelona, Spain 2006 Goodbye China, Palacio de Montehermoso. Vitória, Spain 2005 Visa Pour l'Image OFF. Perpignan, France 2003 Visa Pour l'Image OFF, Perpignan, France 2003 The beach, Fidel Balaguer Gallery. Matadepera, Spain 2002 The beach, Marítim Museum. Barcelona, Spain 2000 Visions of a fish out of the water, ICP. New York, USA 2000 City-jails in Bolivia, 10th Primavera Fotogràfica. Barcelona, Spain 1999 City-jails in Bolivia, Amics de les Arts Gallery. Terrassa, Spain.
In the commercial and advertising field, she offers her photographic vision and advice to develop corporate projects and branded content photographic needs. Some of the clients whom she has worked with:
PortAventuraWorld / Fundació PortAventura / Puig / Agència Catalana de Turisme / Obra Social Fundació La Caixa / Calidad Pascual / CIEE / IAAPA / AP Images / FIAC / Texfor / Mahala / SomEnergia / IKEA / Newsline / RACC / Gunnebo / Caser / Editorial l'Albí / Terrasa En Comú / Centre d'Arts Escèniques de Terrassa / dfusió / Greenpeace