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Susana Girón

Susana Girón (Huéscar, Granada), 1975

She first received a master's degree in Physical Education. Years later she also graduated in Photography and Visual Arts at the University Miguel Hernandez in Elche. Founding member of the collective of documentary photographers BLUEPHOTO, in 2011, based in Seville.
Her projects weave stories that usually speak of the everyday. The memory, the time, the identity of the places photographed, emotions, memories, cultural roots and the fragility of this intimate universe of experiences articulate her personal and distinctive visual narrative.

Her work is based on creating photographic stories generally beyond the issues facing today's focus, though very force in social issues. Its iconography invites reflection, upon a second reading usually something unexpected encourages to continue discovering. Her personal technique favors the dialogue of emotions that help us to recognize ourselves in places and situations which, a priori, do not belong to us.

She has received several awards, including the Honor Award of Certamen Nacional Fernando Quiñones 2007, the photographic scholarship granted by Miguel Hernandez Univeristy 2007, the nomination for the international photojournalism Festival Ciudad de Gijon 2010 and she has been shortlisted at Sony World Photagraphy Awards (Arts category) in 2012. She was granted at 2012 with Fototraballo international Grant.Nortempo Foundation, through its contest "Fototraballo 2011" awarded Susana with the first prize and scholarship award for her project "Faith, passion, destiny." She has also two Honorable Mentions at the IPA International Photography Awards 2012.
In 2013 she received the National Journalism Award "Doñana" in the form of photography for her work on the Galician shell fisher women. In May of the same year she has been awarded with the third prize in Daily Life stories category of the prestigious China International Press Photo Contest, for "The last king of America".
She has worked for ANESVAD Foundation and other NGO.
Her solo exhibitions include the Festival Fotoencuentros - CajaMurcia 2010, Festival Internacional de los Encontros da Imagem 2009 of Braga (Portugal) curated by Rui Prata, Galería Contraluz of Pamplona or Lugo council in 2011.
Also, she has exhibited in Paris, Tel Aviv and Ragusa, the Contemporary Art Museum in Madrid and in the Museo del Traje. She participated in Backlight photo festival 2011 in Tampere (Finland).
In 2012 Caixa Galicia Foundation exhibited her project “Faith, passion, destiny”.Her images have been published in media like: GEO, Le Figaro, ABC, EIKON magazine, El País Digital, El Magazine de El Mundo, Interviú, La Nación Revista, Art Kunstmagazine, EIKON magazine, Mujer Hoy, Campo Base, Rutas del Mudo or Digital Foto, and assiduously illustrate a broad range of national and international media. She has published two books: Legados: Generaciones en tránsito (Artual 2010) and Faith, Passion, Destiny (Nortempo 2012).
She worked several years for the American agency Polaris Images.
Since 2012 she is represented by the agency Cordon Press Reportaje.
She combines her professional work with teaching courses and conferences for Ultraviolet Photography School and Andalusian institutions.
 
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