Carlos Spottorno


Since then he has been pursuing his self-generated long-term projects alongside regular assignments for editorial and commercial clients.

To date, he has published five photo books: History Seekers (Blur Ediciones), China Western (La Fabrica), Philosophia Naturalis (self-published), La Hora del Recreo - Break Time (Lunwerg) and The Pigs, which won the Kassel Photobook Award in 2013, was shortlisted for the Aperture Foundation Paris Photo Photobook Award in 2013, and was the only Mention of the Jury at PhotoEspana Photobook Award.

Carlos has won numerous awards including the World Press Photo (2003), Yonhap International Press Photo Award (2011), and the American Photography 24, 26, 27 and 30. He was a finalist for the Visa d'Or in 2008, the European Publishers Award in 2009 and 2013, and the RM Photobook Award in 2012. He was nominated for the Magnum Emergency Fund Foundation in 2014 and was granted the Lacritique.org Award at Voies Off festival in Arles.

His work has been published widely in publications such as National Geographic Espana, El Pais Semenal, D Magazine, Marie Claire France and OjodePez. His images are part of the permanent collections of Foto Colectania Foundation in Barcelona and the PhotoBook Museum in Cologne, Germany. Aside from his personal and editorial work, Carlos has shot stills and video campaigns for Nike, Vodafone, and Movistar. He also lectures and gives workshops sharing his experience in professional photography and documentary video.

Carlos was born in Budapest and grew up in Rome, Paris, and Madrid.

Carlos Spottorno