Isabel Muñoz is an internationally renowned Spanish photographer who stands out for her use of platinum prints and very large formats that sublimate her anthropological study of the human being. Since her first series, Tango en Flamenco (1989), she has never stopped exploring the beauty of the human body through different cultures, different rituals. Dance, body transformations, the human-animal relationship are at the center of her research. Isabel Munoz seeks to paint a portrait of what deeply shapes the state of man. After her first exhibition, Toques, at the French Institute in Madrid, she quickly obtained international recognition and participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions. Among other things, she won the Community of Madrid Photography Prize (2006), the Bartolomé Ros Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2009), the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2009) and the World Press Photo (twice obtained), as well as the National UNICEF Spain Prize (2010), and the DEARTE Foundation (2012). Her works are present in many collections among them, that of the Reina Sofia museum, the Maison Européeenne de la Photographie in Paris, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
For the year of its seventieth anniversary, Galerie Daltra wishes to highlight the entire career of photographer Isabel Munoz.
Her latest creations, some separated by forty years from the very first ones, confront and respond to each other. A dive into a deferred time space, the bodies of dancers suspended in the depths of the sea, Yakusas with piercing gazes, the delicacy of a line on the skin … Isabel has chosen the living being as subject, their depth and their complexities. With her exceptional platinum prints she adds to the artistic dimension an unparalleled photographic technique, incredible blacks and extraordinary contrasts.
December 4, 2021 – February 20, 2022
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