Carlos Spottorno

Carlos Spottorno was selected for the 2019 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Palmyra

Carlos Spottorno’s career started as an advertising art director. Since 2001 he has been pursuing long-term photography projects, usually gravitating around economy, politics and social issues. Carlos has in the recent years developed an intense activity around the journalistic and documentary books, audiovisual language, as well as new visual narrative forms such as graphic novels –notably his last book “La Grieta”, available in Spanish, German, French and Italian, winner of the Jury Special Mention at the Aperture Paris Photo Photobook Award and the Atomium Award for Journalistic Graphic Novels in 2017. His book “The Pigs” won the Kassel Photobook Award in 2013. Carlos participated in Winterthur Plattform 2014. He was awarded a World Press Photo award in 2003 and 2015, and received a Leonardo Grant by Fundación BBVA in 2015.

Spottorno has 7 published books to the date, and has exhibited his work, presented his books and given lectures in numerous international venues and photo festivals such as Les rencontres d’Arles (F), Inter- nazionale (I), FOMU (NL), Donggang (CN), Literaturhaus Berlin (DE), Fondation Cartier Bresson (F). Carlos contributes regularly with the magazine El País Semanal and has published his works in media such as National Geographic España, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Internazionale and other international media. He is currently represented by the British agency Panos.