"Prelude" by Andrea Santolaya

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Andrea Santolaya (Madrid, 1982). Graduated with a Master´s degree in Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts in New York. Her thesis director was Mr. Larry Fink. She previously earned a MFA “Art and Creation “ in Fine Arts School, at Complutense University in Madrid.

She works as a freelance photographer since 2006. For the past years she has documented different projects in Europe and North America. Her work has been published in different media worldwide: El Pais, El Mundo, Yo Dona Magazine, IVAM Museum, School of Visual Arts NY and Columbia University NY.

In 2006 she photographed the Making of the film “The Honour of the Wronged” by Carlos García-Alix. The following year she earned the La Caixa grant to study a graduate program inFine Arts in the United States. Here she developed a project on boxing which lead her steps into the ring.

The key towards her work always refers to a profound implication with her subjects. In order to portray the art of fists, she started boxing in order to document the less known aspect of this sport. It is through photography that she seeks to approach different worlds to the spectator in the most honest way.

She has published three books: “Looking for Felipe Sandoval”, T. Editions, “Manolo Valdés. Sixteen Sculptures in New York” with TF Editions and “Around” with La Oficina Editions.




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