Margarita Ledo Andión

Category: Professor and writer
Birth Date: 5th February 1951
Birth Place: Castro de Rei (Lugo)
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She took a degree in Journalism at the Journalism School in Barcelona (1973). She edited 'A Nosa Terra' at the very beginning of its appearance (1977-1980) and after an investigation stay in Lisbon (1982), she took her doctor's degree in Information Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1986. She was a Professor at this University in the Faculty of Information Sciences from 1983 to 1991. Then, she moved to Santiago University to start the Faculty of Information Sciences, where she filled the office of dean from 1992 to 1996. In March 2008, she was elected member of the Galician Academy.

 Work & Activities

She writes fiction. She published her first poetry book in 1970 ('Xistral' Publications, Monforte de Lemos) and Porta blindada, her last novel, was published in 1990. She directed the first conference 'Communication in the Atlantic Periphery', which took place in Santiago in 1995 and the II Colloquy Brazil-Spain about Communication Sciences. She wrote about photography and cinema: Foto-xoc e xornalismo de crise ('Do Castro' Publications, 1988) and Documentalismo fotográfico contemporáneo ('Xerais' Publications, 1995). She has recently published Documentalismo fotográfico: éxodos e identidad, Madrid, 'Cátedra' Publications, 1999; Comunicación Audiovisual-Investigación e Formación universitarias (Ledo Andión and Krohling Kusnch,), Santiago de Compostela, Santiago University, 1999 and Production télévisée et identité culturelle en Bretagne, Galicie et Pays de Galles, (Guyot, Ledo Andión, Michón), Presses Universitarias de Rennes, 2000.

 Other Interesting Aspects

She promotes the culture of documentary image (photography and cinematography) and the relationship between small countries through the cultural industry and communication, mainly in the Atlantic area.

On 30th November 2002, she was paid a homage in Guitiriz (Lugo) at the eleventh edition of the conference 'Encontros na Terra Chá', organized by the cultural association Xermolos.