This Sunday we would like to join and praise the recognition Isabel Muñoz, a photographer from Barcelona, has received due to her work. Past Thursday November the 17th, Muñoz was awarded with the Premio Nacional de Fotografía 2016, by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The jury has emphasized on her outstanding career, where she blends her social commitment with the quest for beauty, ‘delving in topics such as the human body, the rituals and the cultural diversity… With the singularity of her process in which she applies the traditional technique accompanied with a contemporary language. As a true visionary of her craft, her works depict an instinct in constant exploration’, as the jury stated. Muñoz, who started her career in photography working in the movies, advertisement and journalism, is a true reference in Spain, and we have talked about her before, due to her prominence within the scene. In her academic background we can find some of the most important photographic institutions in New York, from 1990 to 2007 she focused on traveling the world trying to convey her emotions through dancing, carrying out works in Cuba, Burkina Fasso, Mali, Egypt, Turkey and alongside the ballet company Victor Ullate. Her photographic work can be found in PHotoEspaña, she also won the World Press Photo award in 1999 –within the Arts and Entertainment category- and 2004 –in the Portraits category-, she also won the Photography award from the Comunidad de Madrid in 2006, and the PHotoEspaña Award in 2009. She also received the Medalla al Merito in Fine Arts in 2009 and her works can be found within the collections of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris) and the New Museum of New York, amongst others. As we said, an outstanding career. Congratulations Isabel.
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