ABOUT

Susana Cabañero is a photographer and visual artist based in Madrid, SpainHer work focuses on travel and intimate stories that delve into human memory and emotions.

She has been invited to participate in the Nuits des Images (2018), organised by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña (2017) and received several awards and mentions, among them, the finalist winner of the LensCulture Street Awards (2015) and the recipient of the XV Albarracin Seminar Award. In 2013 she was a finalist at the International Photographic Contest Alliance Française-Fundación Pilar Citoler.

Her images have been exhibited in ARCOmadrid International Contemporary Art Fair, PhotoEspaña, the Alliance Française, Voies Off Arles, Athens Photo Festival, Istanbul Documentary Days, among others, and published in LensCulture, El País, the Guardian, Vision Magazine China and other national and international online media.

In December 2020, she self-published her first book, Hombrecino (Little man), a project that explores the collective memory of her country through a list of names of people who disappeared in the Spanish Civil War and the memories of her grandfather. The book has received the 1st Prize Award Book Category at the 2021 Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa) and the Bronze Prize at 2021 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris.

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Susana Cabañero es una fotógrafa y artista visual afincada en Madrid, España. Su trabajo personal se centra en el viaje e historias íntimas que ahondan en la memoria y las emociones humanas.

Ha sido invitada a participar en las Nuits des Images (2018), organizadas por el Musée de l’Elysée de Lausana, en Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña (2017) y ha recibido varios premios y menciones, entre ellos,  finalista de los  premios LensCulture Street Awards (2015) y ganadora del Premio del XV Seminario de Albarracín. En 2013 fue finalista del Concurso Internacional de Fotografía Alianza Francesa-Fundación Pilar Citoler.

Sus imágenes se han expuesto en la Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCOmadrid, PhotoEspaña, la Alianza Francesa, Voies Off Arles, Athens Photo Festival, Istanbul Documentary Days, entre otros, y publicadas en LensCulture, El País, The Guardian, Vision Magazine China y otros medios online nacionales e internacionales.

En diciembre de 2020 autopublicó su primer libro, Hombrecino, un proyecto que explora la memoria colectiva de su país a través de una lista de desaparecidos en la Guerra Civil y de los recuerdos de su abuelo. El libro ha recibido el primer premio en la categoría de libro en los 2021 Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa) y el Bronze Prize en el 2021 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Mifa winners exhibition. PhotoPro photo center, Moscow

2018

Nuits des Images. Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

2017

Athens Photo Festival. Benaki Museum Athens, Greece

Street photography. Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

UrbanZientzia, Olatu!!!Talka!!! Museo Teknahi 

2016

Albarracín Photography and Journalism Meeting, Audiovisual Projections, Iglesia-Auditorio Santa Maria, Spain

Voies Off Festival, LensCulture, Screening Nights, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

Género y Figura, audiovisual platform for women photographers.

2015

Second Documentary Photography Days, Turkish Photography Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey

Jornadas de los grandes viajes, ungranviaje.org, Casa del Reloj, Madrid, Spain

2014

No comment, PhotoEspaña Meetings, curated by Julián Barón and Alejandro Castellote, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain

2013

Landscapes of the Body / Paysages du Corps, Médiatèque of Biarritz, Biarritz, France

Landscapes of the Body / Paysages du Corps, OpenPHoto PhotoEspaña, Alliance Française Madrid, Spain

Ill Encuentros Hispánico Art, fundación Hispánico.nl, Zeddam, the Netherlands

Libros Mutantes Book Fair, dummy Hombrecino, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2021 

Gold in Book/Documentary & 1st place winner – Book Photographer of the year, Moscow International Foto Awards 

Bronze winner Book category, PX3 Prix de la photography Paris

2017

Honorable Mention. Conceptual Category, MonoVisions Photography Awards

Selected. Descubrimientos PHE PhotoESPAÑA

Honorable mention. People Category, IPA International Photography Awards

2016

Honorable mention. One-shot: Climate change, Air, IPA International Photography Awards

2015

Series Finalist. LensCulture Street Photography Awards 

Recipient. XV Albarracin Photography and Journalism Meeting scholarship

2013

Finalist. Landscapes of the Body / Paysages du Corps International Photographic Contest, Alliance Française-Fundación Pilar Citoler

2010

Finalist. X Albarracin Photography and Journalism Meeting scholarship

CONFERENCES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2019. Obligados al silencio, II Festival Robert Capa estuvo aquí, round table discussion organised by Fundación Anastasio de Gracia-FITEL held at Goethe Institut Madrid

 2019. Conference about Photobooks and Memory, II Festival Robert Capa estuvo aquí, Espacio EMMA

 

EDUCATION

2010, 2011 , 2015, 2016. Albarracin Photography and Journalism Meeting

2012. Les Rencontres d’Arles de la Photographie, France

2011. Blankpaper Photography School, Madrid

2004. Diploma on Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, COVER / CORBIS Photo Agency, Madrid

1999. Master’s Degree in Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

She has also followed photography workshops with Laia Abril, Isabel Muñoz, Gervasio Sánchez, David Jiménez, Nikos Economopoulos, Antonio Xoubanova, and courses on photojournalism, digital photography and documentary film production.

WORK IN COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES

Collection Alliance Française of Spain

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