Born and raised in Barcelona, presently splits his time between photojournalism and travel photography. Among many other prizes Tino has been the recipient of World Health Organization, Academy of Medical Sciences, Spanish Photographer of the Year 1995, Mexican Lente de Plata, NikonPro, a World Press Photo award and four FotoPress prizes.

After two decades working for National Geographic, in 2015 was honoured by the “Humanity Photo Gran Award” by UNESCO. Same year the Spanish Geographical Society awarded him with a Prize for his Lifetime Achievement as a photographer. Recently has received the National Award “Piedad Isla” and the National Prize in Press category by the Government of Catalonia.