Andrea Comas

Andrea Comas

Madrid, Spain
Konstanz, Germany
“I think shooting pictures comes very much from inside you, so as you change, your style and approach does too.”


I cover all kinds of stories; soccer matches, protests, the Spanish royal family, state visits and cultural events.

One Shot

. Rafah, Israel. Reuters/Andrea Comas
Relatives mourn at the home of Nada Madi, 11, who was killed by Israeli gunfire, during her funeral in Rafah refugee camp south of Gaza Strip.
“I don’t have one favourite picture, but this picture is significant for me. Taken during Nada Madi's funeral it shows three generations of her relatives in mourning - grandmother, mother and sister. I was present the a day earlier, when Nada died in the hospital. It was the first time I saw someone die.”


My father was a text journalist, so I have been exposed to journalism all my life. I remember looking at my father’s GEO magazines when I was very little.

I learned photography by shooting, shooting, shooting. And through my mistakes.

I love to shoot photographs of people. It's very exciting to have access to someone’s life for a little while.

My first assignment in Gaza made a big impression, because it was my first time working in a place like that. I found it very hard to be leaving safely while the people I had photographed could not do the same thing.

The best thing is to be able to live a story in the first person, and the worst is not to be able to get access to something taking place.

You never know where THE picture is and when it's going to happen.

A single image sometimes is able to sum up a big story. But I’ve experienced that a person I was photographing said something very thrilling. I would have loved everybody to hear it!

I respect photographers who approach every story in an open-minded, fair and enthusiastic way.

Behind the Scenes

. Bunol, Spain
Reuters photographer Andrea Comas covers the tomatina festival.