Paco Gómez
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Paco Gómez

Madrid | 1971
Since 1996 he has worked in the world of the image and currently combines his work as a photographer with that of directing documentaries. He curates and designs exhibitions. For nine years he worked as a printer in the Castro Prieto laboratories in Madrid where he had direct contact with the masters of Spanish photography.
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He was awarded the 2001 INJUVE Photography Prize and the 2002 PhotoEspaña Prize. In addition at the 2006 PhotoEspaña he was honoured as the “up and coming photographer” and as a member of the “up and coming photography group” NOPHOTO.

He currently works as a photographer at the Espacio Matadero Madrid, at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and at Ivory Press.

He has worked as a designer of exhibitions for institutions such as Matadero Madrid, the Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development, Casa Árabe and directed the international tour of Gervasio Sánchez’ Vidas Minadas. His photographs have been published in magazines such as El País Semanal, Vanity Fair, Matador, Rolling Stone, Siete Leguas and XL Semanal.

His work as a photographer shows the clear influence of dreams, archaeology, memories, literature and film. His series of photographs question the limits of reality by using the hidden messages of the photographs and documentary research to construct stories.

His work has gradually moved away from photography, branching out into more hybrid terrains related to historical research and literature.