José Ramón Cuervo-Arango was born on July 23, 1947 in Gijón, a coastal town of Asturias where he studied at the Jesuit College from 1953 to 1964. By family tradition, he studied medicine at the University of Salamanca from 1965 to 1971, followed from 1972 to 1977 by a medical specialization in the hospitals of Murcia, Oviedo and Santander. In the meantime, he got married, children were born: Maria Nieves in January and Beatriz in December 1971, sons: Alberto in 1977 and Jorge in 1983. With a father who loved photography, and an uncle photographer and printer in Mexico City he became interested in the medium, he bought his first camera in 1970. In 1977, he moved to his hometown and worked as a doctor at the Social Security Hospital. He went through a period of clarification of his ideas, his concepts in relation to himself and his creative need. He realized that photography is an artistic language that can lead to a serious compromise with his means of expression. He then began a self-taught training process that led him...
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