BEA MERRY

Bea Merry grew up in Madrid, Spain. She started taking photos at the age of 12 when her father gave her a Canon AL-1, a 35mm single-lens reflex camera. At the age of 16 she started using a very old and amazing Hasselblad she borrowed from a friend.

 

Following her studies in Law and Master in Financial Markets, she spent a year in Madagascar working as a Managing Director for the NGO "La Maison de L'Eau de Coco ("House of the Coconut Water"). There in Africa, is where she learned Photography from one of the best documentary photographers in the country, Pierrot Men. 

 

She then moved to New York, where she worked at the United Nations as an Advisor for the European Union. Back to Spain, she worked for a year as an assistant to the unique and "pop-art" photographer named Oukaleele.

 

Bea then decided to go back to school to fulfill -for good- her passion for Photography learning the craft and techniques from the Masters. She put together a portfolio, got a top Scholarship and move back to NY.
 

Bea had the privilege to study and learn from the best educators and artists at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, were she graduated with honors two years later.  Since then, her photography work has received national and international recognition, including having been selected by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington D.C.) as one of the top 5 Spanish Women Artists for the biennial Photography exhibition "Women to Watch". Other important honors Ms. Merry received were the ICP/Luger Award in Photography, the $50,000 Injuve Grant for Visual Artists, and Second Prize of the Notodofotofest, where her work was selected from among 3,000 international photographers.

 

These days, Bea spends her time between her camera and {MERRY+}, the "boutique" Branding firm she founded. Bea and her team love to develop visually-driven solutions by employing elevated design and identity systems, great lifestyle photography, and digital and real-world experiences.

 

A short list of selected clients she has worked for or she still works: Ralph Lauren, Google, Zagat, Disney, Charriol Corporation, Think Food Group, The Hispanic Society of America, United LegWear, Fun Socks, Roller Rabbit, Loewe, Ritualist, HSBC, Consulate General of Spain in NY, Instituto Cervantes, Pikolinos, Africa Renewables, Roberta Freymann, Praktik Hotels, Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project, Bosques Amazonicos, External IT, New Urban Hotels.

 

Bea lives and works in New York.

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