Based in Buenos Aires, Irina Werning is a freelance multimedia photojournalist working on personal projects. She studied for a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in history. She worked as a sociologist in London, where she studied for a master’s in photojournalism at the University of Westminster. Werning won the Ian Parry Scholarship (The Sunday Times Magazine and Getty) in 2006, a BURN grant (Magnum Foundation) in 2012, and the first place Sony World Photography Award in portraiture in 2012.
She was also selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo 2007, and was chosen by TIME as one of “Nine Argentinian Photographers You Need To Follow” in 2015. Her book Back to the Future was chosen by TIME as one of the best photobooks of 2014. In 2020, she was awarded the Emergency Covid Grant (National Geographic.) Werning won a 2022 World Press Photo Award for her Pulitzer Center-supported project La Promesa.