Carlos Alba

About

Bio

  • Carlos Alba (Madrid, b. 1984) is an independent visual storyteller based in London whose work is focused on human relations in the modern world. His photographs have a conceptual approach and they reflect contemporary social issues from a positive point of view. His tools are objects and archives that help him to find the photographs that he wants to take. He is a regular contributor of weekly and monthly magazines. He has published his work in Architectural Digest, Esquire, Forbes Spain, Grazia, I-D Magazine, Vice UK, Woman Madamme Figaro, Yo Dona...
  • Carlos Alba (Madrid, 1984) es un narrador visual con residencia en Londres cuyo trabajo se centra en las relaciones humanas en el mundo moderno. Sus fotografías tienen un enfoque conceptual y reflejan los problemas sociales contemporáneos desde un punto de vista positivo. Sus herramientas son objetos y archivo fotográfico que le ayudan a encontrar las fotografías que desea realizar. Es colaborador habitual de revistas semanales y mensuales. Ha publicado su trabajo en Architectural Digest, Esquire, Forbes España, Grazia, I-D Magazine, Vice GB, Woman Madamme Figaro, Yo Dona ...

Exhibitions

  • 2017. GROUP. MAP17. La Ciudadela. Pamplona, Spain.
  • 2017. GROUP. Photobook Phenomenon. CCCB and Foto Colectania. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2017. GROUP. HABITAT. The Observation of Trifles. FORMAT Festival. Derby, UK.
  • 2016. SOLO. The Observation of Trifles. Auditorio de Galicia. Zona C. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 2016. SOLO. The Observation of Trifles. La Fabrica Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016. SOLO. The Observation of Trifles. PHOTOESPAÑA. El Águila. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016. GROUP. The myths of the near future. The Observation of Trifles. DOCfield. Arts Santa Mónica. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2016. GROUP. The Observation of Trifles. GRAND PRIX. Fotofestiwal. Lodz, Poland.
  • 2016. GROUP. The Observation of Trifles. Festival CIRCULATION(S). Le Centquatre. Paris, France.
  • 2016. GROUP. The Observation of Trifles. UPHO Fotofestival. Málaga, Spain.
  • 2016. GROUP. RPS International Photobooks. Espacio Gallery, London & Impressions Gallery, Bradford. UK.
  • 2016. GROUP. SCAN Photobooks. Tinglado 2. Tarragona, Spain.
  • 2016. GROUP. The Observation of Trifles. Museum of Photography, Thesaloniki. Greece.
  • 2016. GROUP. The Observation of Trifles. BITUME PhotoFest. Lecce, Italy.
  • 2014. GROUP. Self. Bristol Festival of Photography, UK.
  • 2011. SOLO. Fashion Victim. Colegio de España. Paris, France.
  • 2011. GROUP. La Mujer Española. Ministerio de Sanidad, Politica Social e Igualda. Madrid, Spain.

Awards and Grants

  • 2017. WINNER. Landskrona Foto Residency. Landskrona, Sweden.
  • 2017. FINALIST. BMW Gobellins. Paris, France.
  • 2016. UK WINNER. Flash Forward. Magenta Fundation. Toronto, Canada.
  • 2016. LONGLIST. ING Unseen Talent Award. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2016. SHORTLISTED. NEXOFOTO. Ibero-american Photography Award.
  • 2016. NOMINATED. Joop Swart Masterclass. World Press Photo. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2016. NOMINATED. First Book Award MACK. London, UK.
  • 2016. FINALIST. Grand Prix Fotofestiwal. Lodz, Poland.
  • 2015. WINNER. ZONA C Art Award. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 2015. SHORTLISTED. EI AWARDS. Encontros Da Imagen. Braga, Portugal.
  • 2015. ART RESIDENCY. Encontros de Artistas Novos. Cidade Da Cultura. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 2015. SHORTLISTED. DESCUBRIMIENTOS. PhotoEspaña. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2015. SHORTLISTED. NEXOFOTO. Ibero-american Photography Award.
  • 2014. WINNER. IdeasTap Magnum Photo Showcase by Olivia Arthur. London, UK.
  • 2011. GRANT. Photon Festival. Valencia, Spain.
  • 2005. GRANT. El Mundo Newspaper. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2005. GRANT. El Pais Newspaper. Madrid, Spain.

Lectures and Public Presentations

  • 2017. "Photography against power", Landskrona Foto Festival. Landskrona, Sweden.
  • 2016. "The Observation of Trifles", ParisPhoto. Paris, France.
  • 2016. "The Observation of Trifles", The Photographers Gallery bookshop. London, UK.
  • 2016. "The Observation of Trifles", Art Inkubator. Fotofestiwal. Lodz, Poland.
  • 2016. "Investigating the city" Jo Dennis, Aisling McCoy and Carlos Alba in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia. Peckham 24. Photo London, UK.

Selected Press

Contact

  • studio@carlosalba.com
  • UK: +44 7708022114 [on]
  • Spain: +34 626159284 [off]
  • Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
  • Gallery representation in Spain: La Fabrica | Veronica 13 | 28014 | Madrid | Rosa Ureta rosa.ureta@lafabrica.com +34 912985533

Books

  • The Observation of Trifles, La Fabrica, 2016

Catalogues

  • Flash Forward, The Magenta Fundation, Toronto, Canada, 2016
  • Fotofestiwal, FEW, Lodz, Poland, 2016
  • Circulation(s), Le Bec en l´air, Paris, France, 2016

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