La Maya Tradition by Daniel Ochoa de Olza

This photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza, of a young girl posing as a 'Maya' for the 'Las Mayas' festival in Spain, won second prize in the People category.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza was born the son of a writer and an art history teacher in Pamplona in October, 1978. 

His interest turned from painting to photography in 2001 when he started studying artistic photography in Pamplona and later in Barcelona.

He became a full time relation with Associated Press in 2005 and has been an AP staff photographer since 2009.

As a photographer, Daniel has covered a variety of breaking news and features. He is especially interested in ethnography.

His work has received a number of awards in international contests including Pictures of the Year International, The Photographers Giving Back Award, and the National Headliner Awards.

Daniel is currently based in Madrid, Spain.

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