Humanist, Photographer, writer and videographer … soon also RPA Pilot and operator
Since July 2018, Freya has relocated back to her hometown in Copenhagen (Denmark), with frequent travels to Málaga Spain, where she currently is enrolled in an Advanced RPA Pilot (drones) course with the renowned ONE AIR pilot school. Ocassionally she freelances for Bloomberg News as photographer. For almost three years before this new chapter, Freya was based in New York working as Photo Coordinator and Photographer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Her journey with the UN started in April 2015 as a UNV working in Afghanistan/Tajikistan for the “Border Management Northern Afghanistan” project (UNDP).
Born in Copenhagen (Denmark) 1972, Freya Ingrid Morales graduated in Journalism from the Universidad de Navarra (Spain) 1996, and started working as a stringer based in Copenhagen for the Spanish news agency Agencia EFE until mid 1999. That same year she began working as a journalist for the Danish NGO, DanChurch Aid. Received a European Masters in Conference Interpretation from the Copenhagen Business School in 2001. Between October 2002 and January 2011 she worked as a press officer at the Spanish Embassy in Copenhagen.
Freya studied the One Year Certificate in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, graduating June 2012.
Back again in Copenhagen Freya assisted the Danish war photographer, Jan Grarup, and after 6 months, started as contract freelance photographer for several news agencies: Bloomberg News covering Danish economy and finances (Feb. 2013 - present), shooting still and video, and for Anadolu Agency, DPA and SIPA PRESS covering major events in Denmark. This freelance work has been published among other in: TIME, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, LA Times, NY Daily News, Washington Post, USA Today, SF Gate, CNBC, Businessweek, ABC News, Bloomberg, Irish Times, Die Burger, Volksblad, Børsen, Jyllands-Posten, Berlingske Tidende. Other work published in El Pais, Politiken, and Kristeligt Dagblad.
Other clients: SDG Fund, Novozymes, Lego Foundation, Dan Church Aid, ECHO, Lutheran World Federation.
2018 - Part of the joint exhibition at the photo festival "Eyes on Main Street", in Wilson (USA)
2017 - Selected among 50 female photographers to attend the first "Women Photograph" workshop, during "Photoville" in NYC.
2017 - Part of the joint exhibition at the photo festival "Eyes on Main Street", in Wilson (USA)
2014 - Winner of the ENPI Jury Prize.
Nominated twice to the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award: in 2012 for her work in Mogadishu (Somalia), and in 2013 for her project on the Syrian refugees living in hosting countries (Jordan and Lebanon).