The Spanish National Photography Prize: Connections and Confrontations

The Spanish National Photography Prize: Connections and Confrontations

Presented as part of FotoWeekDC2012, this collective exhibition brings together for the first time artists who were awarded the Spanish National Prize for Photography.

The exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain and curated by Artendencias, Carmen de la Guerra and Javier Díez, becomes an anthology of the history of Spanish photography across the last sixty years, visualizing unsuspected links among the works of different artists. When viewing the exhibition as a whole, we can observe how the development of individual artists has been consistent with the transformation of Spanish society from the fifties to the present day.

Featuring the works of Gabriel Cualladó, Cristina García Rodero, Humberto Rivas, Joan Fontcuberta, Alberto García-Alix, Chema Madoz, Toni Catany, Joan Colom, Carlos Pérez Siquier, Ramón Masats, Ouka Leele, Pablo Pérez-Mínguez, Manuel Vilariño, Bleda y Rosa.

Before arriving in Washington to this iconic and historic mansion, former residence of the Spanish Ambassador designed by architect George Oakley Totten, the exhibition has toured through Madrid, Lisbon, Tokyo, New York, and Ljubljana.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 4–8 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 12–5 pm. Free and open to the public.
In conjunction with Transitional Bodies, a photography exhibition organized by the Iberoamerican Embassies in Washington, D.C. and three photography exhibitions at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

  • Visual arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 9, 2012Dec 9, 2012


2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

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Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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Organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. Supported and coordinated by the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. and the Spain-USA Foundation.

Image credit: © Carlos Pérez Siquier, El color del sur, 1973.