Award winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Daniel Ochoa de Olza was born the son of a writer and an art history teacher in Pamplona, Spain, 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 The Associated Press in 2005 and has been an AP staff photographer since 2009. As a photographer, Daniel has covered breaking news and features. He is especially interested in ethnography.

His work has received a number of awards, including Pictures of the Year International, the Photographers Giving Back Award and the National Headliner Awards. Daniel is currently based in Madrid. (World Press Photo)

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Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, west of Madrid, Jan. 16, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A protester throws a bottle of water at a Catalan politician arriving at the Madrid town hall during a protest against Catalan independence in Madrid, May 22, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A member of the Endiablada brotherhood walks in a cemetery to pray for the deceased fellow believers and relatives during a traditional festival in Almonacid del Marquesado, Spain, Feb. 2, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Visitors are reflected in a framed picture by Andres Serrano at the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid, Feb. 22, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A man prepares his ballot before voting in the national elections in Madrid, June. 26, 2016. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Penitents from Real Cofradia del Santisimo Cristo de las Injurias, also known as “El Silencio” brotherhood, take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on April 12, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Nov. 6, 2016. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A reveler is gored during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, July 8, 2016. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

In this slow shutter speed picture, a model enters the backstage area after displaying a 2017 spring/summer design by Maria Escote during Madrid’s Fashion Week, Sept. 18, 2016.(Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A woman looks on as a participant poses for pictures during the Gay Pride parade in Madrid, July 2, 2016. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Revelers run alongside the daily running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 14, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

In this underwater picture, a woman floats in a swimming pool during a summer day in Madrid, Aug. 28, 2016. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

FC Astana’s player Foxi Kethevoama listens during a press conference prior to the Champions League soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and Astana, Madrid, Spain, Oct. 20, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Jan. 20, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

People gather for a national service for the victims of the terror attack at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Nov. 15, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A man hides his face as he leaves the morgue in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack the Islamic State group without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. ((Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Penitents take part in a Holy Week procession in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain, March 31, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Spanish bullfighter Juan del Alamo during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, May 12, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A man carries a box into the only shop open of an Athens street, June 25, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A woman in a procession honoring the Lord of Miracles or “el Señor de los Milagros” in Madrid, Oct. 25, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Shepherds lead their sheep through the center of Madrid in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights, which are increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices, Oct. 25, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A bird flies in front of the Eiffel Tower, which was closed on the first of three days of national mourning, Nov. 15, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Spanish bullfighter José Tomás prepares to perform in Leon, Spain, June 22, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Spanish bullfighter Uceda Leal performs during the San Isidro fair in Madrid, May 27, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Revelers at the Holi Festival of Colors in Madrid, Aug. 9, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

The tattooed fingers of Spanish bullfighter “El Tatu” as he waits for the start of a bullfight in the village of Penafiel, Aug. 15, 2013. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino is gored by a bull during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival, Pamplona, July 9, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers, or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area), one of the most recognizable aspectx of Madrid, Aug. 11, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Bullfighter assistants watch from the barrier in Madrid, June 29, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Revelers pack the town hall square during the launch of the ‘Chupinazo’ rocket to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A man covered in oil and soot carrying the horns of a bull on his head and cowbells on a belt (representing the devil) pauses during carnival celebrations in the village of Luzon, Spain, Feb. 9, 2013. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Penitents of the Jesús Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, Spain, March 28, 2013. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Runners pass the Olympic torch on the first day of competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Aug. 3, 2012. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A reveler participates in the gay pride parade in Madrid, June 30, 2012. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Award-winning photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

A penitent of Santisimo Cristo de las Injurias brotherhood takes part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, Spain, March 27, 2013. (Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)