Famous Photographers from Spain

List of notable or famous photographers from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Spain and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Spain is included when available.

Salvador Dalí and José Villarrubia are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This historic photographers from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Spain?" These prominent photographers of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish photographers.

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  • Albert Albacete
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    Albert Albacete is a photographer, film director and screenwriter.
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
  • Carles Santos (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈkaɾles ˈsantos]; 1 July 1940 – 4 December 2017) was a Spanish artist who began his career as a pianist and later worked in many other creative disciplines, including musical composition, filmmaking, screenwriting, acting, scenic musical shows, graphics, montage, sculpture, photography, poetry, and prose.
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Vinaròs, Spain
  • Chema Madoz
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    Jose Maria Rodriguez Madoz (born 1958) better known as Chema Madoz, is a Spanish photographer, best known for his black and white surrealist photographs. Chema Madoz studied Art History at Universidad Complutense de Madrid between 1980 and 1983. It is here that he was first exposed to the study of photography and imaging. In an interview published in 2001, Chema explains that he currently uses a Hasselblad camera to take his photos. The book, Chema Madoz: Objetos 1990–1999 was presumably shot entirely with this camera, rather than the 6×6 Mamiya he has used previously. In November 2011, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain, with Chilean first lady Cecilia Morel, opened an exhibition of Chema Madoz's work at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago, Chile).
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
  • Daniel Dicenta Herrera
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    Daniel Dicenta Herrera is a cinematographer.
  • Eduardo Jimeno Correas (22 February 1870 in Zaragoza – 30 October 1947 in Madrid) was a Spanish filmmaker and producer. He is considered one of the pioneers in Spanish cinema. In 1896 he acquired with his father, Eduardo Jimeno Peromarta, a Lumière camera in Lyon, which he later used to film the Fiestas del Pilar that same year. He fixed his camera on a balcony near the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza and recorded "natural scenes" of the events on 11 and 19 October. From these recordings, he edited two short documentary films: Salida de la misa de doce de la Iglesia del Pilar de Zaragoza (widely considered the first Spanish film directed and produced by a Spaniard in the Iberian Peninsula, as Francis Doublier, a Lumière operator, had already filmed a bull fight in Spain by the end of 1895) and Saludos (1897). Salida de la misa de doce de la Iglesia del Pilar de Zaragoza's film tape had a length of 12.4m, consisted of 651 stills and has a duration of less than a minute. Both short films, Salida de la misa de doce de la Iglesia del Pilar de Zaragoza and Saludos, were restored in 1994 and sold at auction in 2004 to a person linked to the Institut Lumière for 129.000 euros.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1869-1947)
    • Birthplace: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Eduardo Westerdahl
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    Eduardo Westerdahl (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, 1902 - ibidem, 1983) was a Spanish painter, art critic and writer, and a member of the Surrealist Movement.
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1902-1983)