Carlos Spottorno

I was born in Budapest in 1971. I was raised in Rome, Paris and Madrid. I began my carreer as an art director in an advertising agency. In 2001 I switched into professional photography. Since then I have combined my own self-produced, documentary long term projects with professional assignments both editorial and commercial. In recognition for my work, I have recived some awards including a World Press Photo in 2003, YIPPA in 2011, American Photography 24, 26 and 27. I was a finalist for a Visa d’Or in 2008, the European Publishers Award in 2009 and 2013, and RM Photobook Award in 2012.

My photos were published by National Geographic España, El País Semanal, D Magazine, Marie Claire France and OjodePez among others. Some of my work is featured by Reportage by Getty, and I cooperate with Tesauro for large commercial projects. I had four books published: History Seekers (Blur Ediciones), China Western (La Fabrica), Philosophia Naturalis (self published) and La Hora del Recreo – Break Time (Lünwerg). Besides my personal and editorial work, I have shot campaigns both in still photo and video for clients like Nike, Vodafone, Movistar. I give lectures and workshops based on my own experience as a professional photographer and documentary video maker. Visit my website.