Irina Werning is a freelance photojournalist who focuses on personal long-term projects. She is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Werning has a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in history (Buenos Aires), and a master's in photojournalism (London).
She won the Ian Parry Scholarship (The Sunday Times Magazine and Getty) in 2006, the Emerging Photographer Fund—Burn Magazine (Magnum Foundation) grant in 2012, and she took first place in the Sony World Photography Awards, in the portraiture category, in 2012.
Werning was chosen by TIME magazine as one Nine Argentinian Photographers You Need To Follow in 2015, and 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) and a Pulitzer Center Reporting Grant in 2021. She won the World Press Photo competition in 2022 in the Story, South America, category.