Xurxo Lobato Sánchez


Category: Photographer
Birth Date: 29th April 1956
Birth Place: A Coruña
Telephone: 981667927

   Cultura
 Curriculum

In 1979, he took a degree in Geography and History and specialized in Contemporary History at Santiago University.
Professional activity:
TEACHING:
-1990-91: Director of the seminar 'Photojournalism', Santiago.
-1993: Director of the seminar 'Photojournalism and graphic edition', Santiago.
-1993-94-95-96: He taught Photojournalism in A Coruña.
-1996: Director of the seminar 'Photojournalism and visual communication', A Coruña.
-1997: Director of the seminar 'Image and information', A Coruña.
-1998: Coordinator of the congress 'Photography as historic memory', Consello da Cultura Galega, Santiago.
-1999: Coordinator of the seminar 'Photojournalism: Graphic publishers, Consello da Cultura Galega.

PRESS:
From 1977 to 1993, he collaborated as a photographer in several newspapers and magazines such as 'Man Común', A nosa Terra, El País, 'Agencia Cover', 'Cambio 16', 'Vogue', 'Elle', 'Telva', 'Geo', 'Visa Oro', 'Feinsmeicker', Die Spiegel, El Mundo and La Vanguardia. In 1986, he was nominated as chief of photography in the newspaper La Voz de Galicia and coordinator of the agency 'Voz Noticias'. In 1996, he became editor-in-chief in the same newspaper. In 1999, he became art director and was the editor-in-chief responsible for documentation and files in La Voz de Galicia. Today he is a self-employed photographer and collaborates in El País and Getty images.

 Work & Activities

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:
-1988: 'Retratos'.
-1984-88: 'Menéndez Pelayo' International University, A Coruña.
-1989: 'Jalisia', Culture Foundation, Cordova.
-1992: 'A Costa da Morte', County Council of A Coruña, itinerant around Galicia; 'Imágenes del arte gallego', 'Barrié de la Maza' Foundation; F- Calouste Gulbekian itinerant in Galicia and Portugal.
-1993: 'Luces de Compostela', Consortium of Santiago, itinerant; May: 'Jalisia', organised by 'Dirección Xeral de Cultura - Consellería de Cultura e Xuventude', Xunta de Galicia, Santiago; June: 'Railowsky' Gallery, Valencia; 'Jalisia' Caja Madrid, Pontevedra; September: Casa de Galicia, Xunta de Galicia, Madrid, 1994; 'O Camiño de Santiago desde o aire', 'Barrié de la Maza' Foundation, itinerant in Spain.
-1996: 'Gallegos en la escalera', Caixa Galicia Foundation, itinerant in Galicia.
-1997: 'A paisaxe intervida', Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
-1998: 'Sahara: luces y sombras', City Hall of A Coruña, itinerant in Galicia.
-1999: 'Viguissimos', Caixa Galicia Foundation, Vigo; 'Negra Sombra', Fauna's Gallery, Madrid; Photoespaña 'El agua potable: Un derecho; la mejor medicina', Action against famine, itinerant, Úbeda, Barcelona, Pamplona.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:
-1980: 'Novos fotógrafos coruñeses', County Council of A Coruña.
-1983: 'Fotógrafos por la paz', Madrid.
-1984: 'Fotoperiodismo español', Valencia; 'I Fotobienal' Vigo.
-1986: 'Ollares no tempo', 'Menéndez Pelayo' International University, A Coruña, Santander, Buenos Aires; 'Encontros da Fotografía', Coimbra University, Portugal; 'Antropología y memoria', F. Gulbekian, Lisbon. - 1988: 'Encontros da imaxe', Braga, Portugal; 'Desde o Atlántico', Centre de Photografie, Geneva; 'III Fotobienal', Vigo.
-1990: 'IV Fotobienal', Vigo.
-1991: 'Galicia: tradición y diseño', Design Center, Stuttgart (Germany), Casa de la Parra (Santiago), Casa de España (Paris); 'Cuatro direcciones: Fotografía Esp', 'Open Spain', Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, itinerant in USA; 'Mirando ó Sur', City Hall of Oleiros (A Coruña); 'Galicia. VII Photographes contemporains', Lorient, Britany; 'Retratos', Biennial in Lugo; 'Fotoperiodismo en Libertad', Lisbon and Madrid.
-1993: 'Galicia Terra Nai', Consello da Cultura Galega, itinerant.
-1995: 'Contactos', Faculty of Fine Arts, Cuenca.
-1996: 'A Paisaxe intervida', VI Fotobienal de Vigo; 'Construi-la paz', Estación Marítima, A Coruña, itinerant in Galicia. - 1997: 'Imaginarium' Gallery, A Coruña; 'Imagens de Santiago', 5th Photography Biennial 97, Vilafranca de Xira, Portugal; 'Galicia Terra Única', Xunta de Galicia, Ferrol, A Coruña. - 1998: Photoespaña 'A Paisaxe intervida', 'Salvador Díaz' Gallery, Madrid. - 1999: 'Miradas especiales. La fotografía contemporánea en España', Casa de las Monxas, Logroño; 'Camiñantes' Xacobeo 99, Xunta de Galicia, Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago); 'Pontevedra con Centoamérica', Pontevedra, Vigo.
-2000: 'Arte e Solidariedade', Third Exhibition of 'Proyecto Hombre' in Galicia, itinerant in Galicia; 'La España de ayer y hoy', 'Reina Sofía' Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid; 'La imagen rescatada. Fotografía española contemporánea', Cantabria. Paintings in public collections: - 'Reina Sofía' National Museum. - Collection of Culture Foundation in Cordova. - Art collection at the City Council of A Coruña. - IVAM Valencia, 'Cualladó Collection'. - 'Xunta de Galicia' collection. - Collection of contemporary art at the City Hall of Alcobendas, 'Generos y tendencias en los albores del siglo XXI'.

 Other Interesting Aspects

PRIZES, GRANTS AND JURIES:
1988-89: 'Fotopress' Jury, Barcelona; 'Foto' magazine, Madrid.
1990-92: He got the distinction 'Photographer of the year'.
1991: 'Criticism Prize', Day of the Galician Letters.
1993: 'Compostela 93' Prize.
1994-95: 'Fotopress' Jury, Barcelona.
1996: Grant in the 'Fotobienal de Vigo', 'A Paisaxe intervida'.

-Member of the communication committee of the 'Consello da Cultura Galega'.
-Report 'La foto de la noticia', international congress 'Society Newspaper Design', Barcelona, 1995.
-Coordinator of the first and second Forum of Graphic Edition, Pazo de Mariñán, 1995.
-Coordinator of the first, second and third Photography Prize 'Lui Ksabo', County Council of A Coruña, 1997-1998-1999.
-Coordinator of the round-table conference 'A Fotografía como creación', Museum of Contemporary Art, Unión Fenosa, A Coruña, May 1988.
-He was a commissioner in the following exhibitions: 'Novos fotógrafos coruñeses' (1980), 'Fotoxornalismo galego hoxe' (1983), 'Ollares no tempo' (1986), 'Galicia a pé de foto' (1987), 'Mirando ó sur' (1992) and 'Larry Towell' (1997).