Cristina García Rodero Wins The Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas
Spanish photographer Cristina Garcia Rodero has been awarded The Premio Internacional de Fotografía Alcobendas. The jury recognized the human quality and the continued development of an innate concern for children in her photographs, which show, more generally, “the relationship between man and his environment and, in particular, human coexistence.”
The Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas comes with 10.000 Euro, and the prizewinner must be a documentary photographer who illustrates the rights of childhood throughout their career. The work must encourage reflection on the different and fascinating questions that characterize the global situation of children.
Cristina García Rodero was born in Puertollano, Spain. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Madrid, before taking up photography. She then qualified as a teacher and worked full-time in education. For the next 16 years, she also dedicated her time to researching and photographing popular and traditional festivities – religious and pagan – principally in Spain but also across Mediterranean Europe. This project culminated in her book España Oculta published in 1989, which won the “Book of the Year Award” at the Arles Festival of Photography.