Mobilising emotion: The language of visuals

TPOTY winner 2019 Katy Gomez Catalina thinks the best photos evoke something in us – even if we don’t understand what we’re seeing.

Born in Ubeda in Spain, Katy Gomez Catalina is an amateur photographer with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She still works in public health and through her job has visited more than 60 countries; in that time, she says her camera “has become an inseparable companion”. 

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By Simon Willmore

Simon is the Developer for Eye for the Light. He has worked in travel journalism and publishing for a decade, writing for Rough Guides, Frommer's and Bradt Guides, and is the youngest-ever chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers.