The well-known photographer Cristina García Rodero, one of the best-known plastic artists in our country, won the national photography award in 1996, the first Spanish to enter the Magnum Agency in 2009 and a lot of other recognitions, has a new award to add to her trajectory, the RNE’s 2020 Special Critical Eye Award.
An award granted to the Puertollano photographer by a jury made up of Ignacio Elguero, director of Radio Nacional de España, Mamen del Cerro, director of RNE’s Information Services, and Laura Barrachina, head of the culture area of RNE’s Information Services, who recognize their “pioneering character” and his “tenacity to capture the essence of the human being, which is able to be found in rural Spain, in India or in Haiti“.
According to the jury, the photographer “has taught to look and look at us and has opened paths for the new generations of photographers who have taken their witness“. On the other hand they stand out.”His eagerness to portray the dualities and contradictions of life and the rites that guide us has resulted in extraordinary works, among which the historical book ‘Hidden Spain’ stands out, which will remain as a long course in Spanish folklore, as he said. then his Julio Caro Baroja“.
The El Ojo Critico award was created by the cultural program of RNE (dean of Spanish radio) 31 years ago and, in addition to recognition to promote the careers of young talents, a lifetime achievement award and the value of a professional career such as that of our great Cristina García Rodero.
Cover photo | Cristina García Rodero by Gracia García Rodero