Laia's Stories



Landscape, Contemporary Issues, Fine Art

"Was the Werewolf of Allariz a woman?" Known as Manuel Blanco Romasanta, named at born Manuela as it was initially thought that her was a female; according to new forensic theories the most legendary serial killer of the history Spain, who claimed to be a werewolf, could have been intersexual.

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About Laia


Laia Abril is a photographer, visual artist and bookmaker from Barcelona. After graduating in Journalism in Barcelona and studying photography in the Internacional Center of Photography in New York; she enrolled FABRICA’s artist residency where she worked at COLORS Magazine as a creative editor and staff photographer for 5 years.

Her projects have been shown internationally including the United States, Canada, UK, China, Poland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Italy or Spain. Her work is held in private and public collections as Musée de l’Elysée, Winterthur Museum in Switzerland or MNAC in Barcelona. In 2015 she was nominated for Foam’s Paul Huf Award and the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2014, and she is currently nominated to Catchlight and Visionary award as awarded with the Madame Figaro - Rencontres Arles award for her exhibition A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion.

She self-published Thinspiration in 2012, Tediousphilia (Musée de l’Elysée, 2014) and The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014), which was highly acclaimed and shortlisted for the ParisPhoto-Aperture First Book Award, Kassel PhotoBook Festival and Photo España Best Book Award. Her new book-project Lobismuller (RM, 2016) — holder of the Images Book Award, on the story of the most enigmatic and bloodthirsty serial killer of the Spanish history, presented in Paris Photo 2016.

After working for 5 years on her long-term project On Eating Disorders, Abril has started her new project A History of Misogyny, which first chapter On Abortion will be published by Dewi Lewis on 2017.

Age 31
Nationality Spanish
Born in Barcelona, Spain
Based in Barcelona, Spain

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Current Location: Barcelona, Spain



Lobismuller (RM / Images Vevey)


The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis)


Tediousphilia (Musée de l'Elysée)


Thinspiration (Self-published)


Miserachs Barcelona (RM/MACBA) Creative Editor