Nazare Soares Visibility: Public
30 year old Photographer
When she was 14 years old she knew already about her passion for photography and film. In her early teens she studied 5 years of photography and in 2000 she obtained her
Degree in Photography at IFP.Luis Buñuel School in her home town Mostoles.
In 2001 she moved to Madrid to experiment and develop her eye through photography. She collaborated doing photo reports in social documentaries about homeless and housing projects in culture magazines. At that time she was inspired by masters of photography such as Nan Goldin, Francesca Woodman, Sarah Moon and Alberto Garcia Alix who later on would become her mentor in life .
In 2004 she was one of the winners of the photographic Award “Caminos de Hierro “exhibited in train stations all over Spain. Also she was judge for the Award “Fotografiando realidades” organized by Madrid’’s council.
During the following years she made several collectives exhibitions around Madrid, discovering a deeper conceptual and experimental side of her artwork.
In April 2006 she moved to Japan for a period of 8 months, there she made a project based in the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto. She was interested in the high suicide rate of young adults in Tokyo and the loneliness a city can conjure. The audiovisual project was exhibited in August 2007 at the Alamo’s Council in Madrid.
Going back to Madrid Her growth as a photographer after the experience in Japan took her into the editorial world, publishing book covers of novels for the known editorial Lengua de Trapo and fashion reports for several magazines between 2007 and 2008.
In May of 2008 she installed in Brighton where her artwork has been exhibited in the Open House Festival (May 2009 and 2010), Future Short Festival (December 2009) and Brighton Photo Fringe (October 2010).
In June of 2010 she was one of the winners of the Ideas Tap and Magnum’s Photographic Award, her photographs were exhibited at the Old Truman Brewery part of Photomonth East London Photography Festival in October 2010.
At the moment she is investigating, in the art of filmmaking, wider ways to express through movement and narrative.She is currently collaborating on a dance film about the celebrated dancer and spy Mata Hari, which she is co-directing.