Juan Manuel Castro Prieto. Dark room light

 

Juan Manuel Castro Prieto

Luz de cuarto oscuro

CV

Trained as an economist, his “love affair” with photography began in 1977, and like the majority of the authors of his generation, he was self-taught. At the start of the eighties, he entered the Royal Photographic Society of Madrid where he met Gerardo Vielba, Gabriel Cualladó, Paco Gómez and Juan Dolcet. In 1990, he travelled to Cuzco, Peru, in order to make, together with Juan Manuel Díaz Burgos, the positive prints of the Peruvian master,Martin Chambi, based on the original glass plates.

Numerous exhibitions have been held with his work, such as: Open Spain, Documentary Photography. Itinerant through the United States and Spain (1992); En Avión, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (1992);Instituto Gaudi, Lima (1993); El Perú de Vargas Llosa, Alcalá de Henares and itinerant (1995); Visión Mediterránea, itinerant (1998); Perú, viaje al sol, Galerie Vu, Paris, Sala Las Claras, Murcia and itinerant through France, Italy and Belgium (2001);Extraños, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid and itinerant (2003); Unique, Paris (2004); Agua al desnudo, Canal Foundation, Paris (2004);Ten views. Contemporary Spanish Photography, Tokyo (2005);Esperando al cargo, Sestao, Bilbao and itinerant (2006); Orsay Museum, France (2006); Espacios, Contemporary Art Museum of La Coruña (2007) Etiopia, Fernán Gómez Theatre, Madrid (2009);Paseo por el amor y la muerte, CentroCentro, Madrid (2011);Sete, France (2011); Perú, viaje al sol. Círculo del Arte, Barcelona (2011); Martín Chambi -Perú- Castro Prieto. CEART (Tomás y Valiente Art Centre), Fuenlabrada, Madrid and itinerant (2012);Etiopía. Galerie VU, Paris. (2012), Chambi -Perú- Castro Prieto(2013) Itinerant through Spain: Madrid, Zaragoza, Cadiz, Almería; Los paisajes de Don Quijote, Liberté Theatre, Toulon, France (2013).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, Caja Madrid, 1998; Perú, Viaje al Sol, Madrid, Lunwerg, 2001; Extraños, Community of Madrid,Lunwerg, 2003; Cuenca en la mirada, Provincial Council of Cuenca /Lunwerg, 2005; La seda rota, Arte21, 2006; Esperando al cargo,La isla, 2007; Castro Prieto, Madrid, PHotoBolsillo, La Fábrica, 2007; Etiopía, Madrid, Lunwerg, 2009; Albarracín, Blume, 2010;Bodas de sangre, Madrid, La Fábrica, 2011; Edén, Chambi -Perú- Castro Prieto, Madrid, La Fábrica, 2011.