Susana Cabañero is a photographer and visual artist based in Madrid, Spain.

Her work focuses on travel and intimate stories that delve into human memory and emotions, as a way to learn about her roots and our relationship with the world around us.

She has been invited to participate in the Nuits des Images (2018), organised by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, and in Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña (2017). In 2015 she was a finalist of the LensCulture Street Awards and received the XV Albarracin Seminar Award, and 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 El País, the Guardian, Vision Magazine China and other national and international online media.

On December 2020, she has self-published her first book, Hombrecino, a project that explores the collective memory of her country and of the missing people in the Spanish Civil War, though a list of names and the memories of her grandfather.


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, para conocer sus raíces y nuestra relación con el mundo que nos rodea.

Ha sido invitada a participar en las Nuits des Images (2018), organizadas por el Musée de l’Elysée de Lausana, y en Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña (2017). En 2015 fue finalista de los premios LensCulture Street Awards y recibió el Premio del XV Seminario de Albarracín, y 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 publicada en El País, The Guardian, Vision Magazine China y otros medios online nacionales e internacionales.

En diciembre de 2020 ha autopublicado su primer libro, Hombrecino, un proyecto que explora la memoria colectiva de su país y de los desaparecidos en la Guerra Civil española, a través de una lista de nombres y de los recuerdos de su abuelo.



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


Athens Photo Festival. Benaki Museum Athens, Greece

Street photography. Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

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


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.


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

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


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


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



Honorable Mention. Conceptual Category, MonoVisions Photography Awards

Selected. Descubrimientos PHE PhotoESPAÑA

Honorable mention. IPA International Photography Awards, Climate Change: Air


Finalist. LensCulture Street Photography Awards

Recipient. XV Albarracin Photography and Journalism Meeting scholarship


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


Finalist. X Albarracin Photography and Journalism Meeting scholarship


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.


2019. Obligados al silencio, Goethe Institut Madrid, organised by Fundación Anastasio de Gracia-FITEL

2019. II Festival Robert Capa estuvo aquí, conference about Photobooks and Memory


Collection Alliance Française of Spain