In Andalusia, around the same time other women opened their professional studies such as Pastora Escudero in Seville and Luisa Dorave in Malaga. It is comforting to note that the list of photographers is extensive and women over the past centuries have been able to make their mark, but space limits it is impossible to mention all. However I can not conclude without mentioning a couple of current photographers of the Spanish State, Isabel Munoz (Barcelona, 1951) and Isabel Esteva i Hernandez, better known as Colita (Barcelona 1940). As a spectator, I must admit that I had never felt an emotion so deep to look at a photograph as the day in which I attended one of the exhibitions by Isabel Munoz. The beauty, the technique, the proximity of the characters he portrays are able to stir up the most insensitive person.
Apart from the beauty of his art, is also admirable the way in which Munoz has managed to cross boundaries and bring us closer to other worlds through their images. Through his lens we have able to enjoy from the sensuality of oriental dance to tango, from son to flamenco; vibrate with its images of bodies in motion from Cuba to Africa. Expert in platinopia, his portraits of large format on the semi-nomadic tribe of the Surma of Ethiopia make that the observer almost no can resist touching photography and caressing the face or torso has in front of him. His series about Salvadoran gangs, gangs shudder by the power that emanate, repressed violence arising under the objective of this photographer, contradictorily, in a beautiful way. Sensitive and supportive, don’t forget the most disadvantaged, as it can be seen in his series Cambodia wound, where approaches us to the horror of landmines landmines and the ravages that have caused in affected areas, as well as his series Exclavage, where we see the faces of those girls harassed by prostitutes in Cambodia.