Alberto Schommer

Vitoria, Spain, 1928-2015

Throughout its history he made hundreds of works and trips, having edited about a hundred books and collaborating as a jury or professor in prestigious seminars or competitions. His work has been exhibited throughout the world, from Japan to the United States (Tucson Center for Creative Photography) and has received important and numerous awards for his work.

One of his best-known works are his portraits, which reached the general public through his collaboration with the newspapers El País and ABC. These portraits, mainly about public and recognized personalities of Spanish life, although also worldwide, such as Andy Warhol, have been recognized as one of his best works. In this famous series, called Psychological Portraits, staging power, economy and culture. His peculiar way of approaching the portrait will have great repercussion during the seventies and eighties, and his photographs will become a kind of visual chronicle of the Transition. Despite his age, Alberto Schommer remained professionally as active as ever until his death

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