Montse Zamorano Gañán (Madrid, 1985) is an architect specialized in architecture photography and communication, working internationally as a freelance architecture photographer and video maker for studios such as Foster and Partners, Álvaro Siza or Héctor Fernández Elorza. She publishes in architecture magazines like Metalocus, TASCHEN, Casabella, Architectural Record, Arquitectura Viva, ...read more
I didn't have any more contact with her until last June when we casually met in Pamplona, during the 3rd 'Arquitectura y Sociedad' Conference, 'Arquitectura Necesaria". About to attend Vicente Verdú and Álvaro Siza's lectures, I met Montse Zamorano at breakfast. She had been commissioned the conference's photo report so we didn't have much time to speak but it was a great start to the day, which ended with the Álvaro Siza's great speech.
Montse Zamorano studied architecture. She is a photographer and like most of her generation colleagues, she complements her photography work with architecture video production. "The motivations and intentions hidden in my first photographs are the same that guide me today: sharing and being able to make others part of my experiences and trips. During my years at university, this need and ability to explain what surrounds me was focused on architecture. After slowly learning thought observation, researching and studying great architecture photographers, I absorbed and assimilated the conventions of this established visual language, at the same time as I developed my own criteria and way of understanding photography."