11 Spanish Architecture Women Photographers that you will like to know

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Ana Amado (Ferrol, A Coruña) is an architect, photographer and visual artist. Master's Degree in Photography from the Lens School of Visual Arts (Madrid), Master's Degree in Art, Museology and Contemporary Criticism from the USC (Santiago de Compostela), Post-Graduate in Creative Illustration from the EINA School (Barcelona), and architect from the ETSAC of architecture (University of A Coruña).

Multidisciplinary professional in the fields of architecture, photography, artistic direction in film / TV, illustration and comics, curating and exhibition design. She recently worked as an assistant to American photographer Mark Steinmetz in the USA. Currently, she combines her work as a photographer with the teaching of photography for adults and young people in schools of visual arts in Madrid.

Her personal work explores the interconnections between the various artistic manifestations, always seeking the approach of contemporary art to society. In her recent work, photography focuses on social content, where architecture is used as a framework to discuss issues such as the economic crisis or the revaluation of modern architecture in Spain.

Her work has been awarded and exhibited nationally and internationally, in Photo London 2018, the Sony World Photography Awards, PhotoEspaña2017 (Madrid), the Venice Biennale 2016 and 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts (London), Tent Gallery (Edinburgh), the International Festival Eme3 and Picasso Museum (Barcelona), or the International Prize "Obra Abierta 2016" (Plasencia), among others.

Mariela Apollonio

Mariela Apollonio (Valencia) develops her professional work in the field of architectural photography since 2008 as Fotógrafa de arquitectura. She has been merging her artistic vision with her professional work from the very beginning of her career. This particular approach has influenced her way of understanding architectural photography assuming that this profession defines a way of thinking that sheds some sense of reality. Without compromising the author's vision, she also believes that it's impossible not to interpret architecture from subjectivity and thought.

She studied Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), where she also completed a Master of Photography, Art and Technique. She has been a guest professor in the Master of Artistic Production in the same University.

Mariela has worked for several architectural offices in Spain, Germany and Italy, and her work has been published worldwide in specialized journals and exhibited in both national and international galleries and art fairs. Fotógrafa de arquitectura lives and works halfway between Valencia and Berlin.

María Azkarate

María Azkarate (Vitoria 1977) is an architect by ETSAUN (2002) and a professional architecture photographer since 2017. She decides to start this new professional career, seeking to respond to the growing needs of architecture studios to have quality photography, face to build a solid identity in the different digital platforms and social networks.

As a photographer, she works professionally documenting the daily work of local studios. He accompanies this work with the production of personal work, experimenting on the possibilities of the photographic language to express the complexity of the architectural space and developing photographic projects on the city as a political space.

In the process of constant training, he has participated in different workshops and courses with photographers such as Carlos Cánovas, Paco Polán, Awoiska van der Molen, Federico Clavarino and Jon Cazenave.

His reports have been published in various specialized media of architecture. His work has been exhibited in various collective exhibitions in the Basque Country and Navarra since 2016.

María Azkarate lives and works in Pamplona.

Silvia García Caballero

Silvia García Caballero. She lives in Madrid, although her origins are in the Basque Country. She graduated in Industrial Technical Engineering in 2006 from the University of the Basque Country, in addition to graduating in a Master in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction at the School of Architecture of San Sebastian.

For more than 10 years She has worked as an Engineer designing facilities for architects and construction companies. She knows the inside of buildings, everything that is not seen, and that's why She thinks She understand what you see so well. She is passionate about architecture and that passion She tries to transmit in the photos she does. Photography has been by she side, in this way, focusing on what She developed as an engineer and the plans did not let shee see. After all that time and after winning several photography competitions and receiving various assignments, in 2016 she decided to put aside my engineering work to dedicate herself fully to her great passion: architecture photography.

Lucía Gorostegui

Lucía Gorostegui is an passionate about lines and light, she discovers, after her studies in Physics, that the meeting point of her two most significant facets is: Architecture Photography, it allows her to combine her technical depth and her artistic dimension. This combination makes up the quality and the differential stamp of its reports.

Marcela Grassi

Marcela Grassi, a training architect seven years ago, discovers her true vocation: photography. Inspired by her knowledge of art, she transmits through photography, the beauty of architecture in relation to its environment.

The sensitivity to capture the essence of the work and the meticulous study of light to give depth to his photography are other signs of Marcela Grassi's identity that works with the same intensity on public space and interior design projects.

Marcela Grassi has collaborated with EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, MBM Architects, BAAS Architecture, Penzel Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Ricardo Bofill, Piero Lissoni and Carlos Ferrater among others and their photographs have been published in prestigious magazines such as METALOCUS, Casabella, The Plan, Interior Design, C3, Arquitectura Viva or Elle Decor Italia.

Sandra Pereznieto

Sandra Pereznieto. She studied photography in one of the few photo schools that existed in Mexico City while she studied Communication and Cinema at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
After at least ten years of dedicating to architectural photography in Mexico, she received a scholarship to study a Postgraduate Program at PompeuFabra in Barcelona, ​​where she has lived and worked for almost twenty years.
She collaborates with prestigious Mexican and Spanish architects photographing private and public spaces in both continents.
She is currently working on projects in Brazil, Peru, Romania and Mexico. She was selected as a finalist in the 2015 Lens Culture Street Photography Awards for her project Back to Silence. https://www.lensculture.com/sandra-pereznieto
Her images have been published frequently in national and international magazines such as METALOCUS, Domus, Casabella, Mark Magazine, Wallpaper *, Metropolis, LandscapeArchitecture Magazine, ArchitecturalDigest, AU, Summa, C3, IW, Arquine, Space, On Design, Area, Interior Design among others with covers on several of them. He collaborates in book publications with publishers such as Taschen, Gestalten, Frechmanpublications, Rizzoli, Loft and Arquine and in newspaper magazines such as La Vanguardia Magazine, El País Semanal and Entre Muros del Reforma.

She currently lives between two cities, constantly traveling to the sites where the works she photographs and the projects she carry out years ago.

Mayte Piera

Mayte Piera holds a degree in Audiovisual Information Sciences and develops the specialty of architectural photography since the beginning of her professional career in 1992. She has collaborated with various mass media specialized in architecture and interior design and her work has been published in numerous magazines and books of the sector. She combines her professional work as a photographer of architecture and landscape with teaching.

At the moment she teaches second degree of photographic technique in the school Espaid'artfotogràfic in Valencia and she is professor of the Master in Photography, Production and Creation, a degree endorsed by Universitat de València. He teaches architectural photography workshops where he tries to get students to approach this specialty from an emotional perspective, emphasizing the sensations that the spaces transmit. Currently she is collaborating with the magazine Dúplex, dedicated to design and visual culture writing articles related to architecture, landscape and interior design.

Rocío Romero Rivas

Rocío Romero Rivas. (Granada, 1984) Architect and photographer specialized in architecture photography. In 2013 he completed his studies in Audiovisual Image and Communication and became part of the Subliminal Image together with Miguel de Guzmán.

Within Subliminal Image has developed all areas in the making, realization and editing of architectural photography as in the innovative terrain of architectural video. Some of his works have been exhibited in architecture film festivals such as the FICARQ International Film Festival, the Ponferrada International Film Festival, the Architecture & Design Film Festival of Los Angeles or the exhibition Spanish Architecture Stages in Tokyo.

In the field of Architecture he has collaborated in some competitions such as Europan Europe, the International Biennial of Architecture of Venice obtaining an award from the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016: Unfinished or the Oslo Architecture Triennial 2016 with honorable mentions for his work and research with your team.

In the summer of 2015 she was tutor of one of the workshops organized by the Architectural Association AA Summer School.

In a more personal setting, his photographs seek a way of expressing sensations, feelings and concerns, which in one way or another we all carry inside.

Milena Villalba Montoya

Milena Villalba Montoya. Milena Villalba is a professional architecture photographer. She graduated as an architect at the UPV (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2012), and later in 'Artistic Photography' at the EASD (School of Art and Superior Design of Valencia, 2015).

She works regularly in the Valencian Community, but her work map extends to other areas of Spain and countries such as Belgium, Holland, Italy or Poland. She has made several solo exhibitions, and taught various workshops in festivals and events such as Intramurs, elCASC, IFAC, Etsatopía or Transforma.

She has published both nationally and internationally, in digital media such as METALOCUS, Designboom... and in printed publications such as Architektur Fachmagazin (Austria), Arquitectura Viva (Spain), Architektura & Biznes (Poland), etc. She was a correspondent for the international magazine of Art and Architecture Arqtist Magazine, directed by the also architectural photographer Mayte Piera.

Currently, she works in partnership with Ana Asensio, together they are Ediciones Mínimas.


Montse Zamorano Gañán (Madrid, 1985) is an architect specialized in architecture photography, always looking to integrate new strategies, tools and methods of marketing and branding for the outreach and support to architecture and design. 

She has photographed for architects such as Foster and Partners, Álvaro Siza or Héctor Fernández Elorza and published in architecture media such as Metalocus, TASCHEN, Casabella, Architectural Record, Arquitectura Viva or Detail. Her visual work has been finalist and selected in international awards and festivals and her pictures displayed in exhibitions in Madrid, Valencia, Milan and Shanghai. She greatly enjoys teaching and has lectured and conducted workshops in Harvard-GSD, Keio, Pratt, NJIT and ETSAM.

She studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and IIT Chicago, and she holds a Master in Branding at SVA and a Master in Integrated Marketing from NYU as a Fulbright and LaCaixa Scholar.




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