Arturo Rodríguez is a portrait and documentary photographer born in La Palma in 1977. He started his career as a collaborator for the EFE Agency, the national news agency in Spain. Later, he worked for several local and national newspapers until 2005, when he began collaborating with REUTERS.
The migration crisis early in the 2000s allowed him to collaborate with The Associated Press (AP), where he spent seven years between the Canary Islands and Madrid, becoming a deputy editor for Spain and Portugal. In 2011, he moved to Bangkok, Thailand, with the firm intention of working in Myanmar and covering everything happening there.
After spending almost five years working in former Burma, he received an offer to become the official photographer for the president of the Government of the Canary Islands, becoming one of his trusted persons. He accepted the position and spent four years experiencing and observing how national politics worked from the inside.