Jorge's Stories

 

El Clot. Lifes from the hole.

Portrait, Social Issues, Documentary

El Clot (The Hole), is an apartment block in Valencia's historic El Cabanyal neighborhood which has been under threat of demolition for 15 years. Gypsy families have occupied and restored some of the empty apartments in El Clot, where they live in poverty and under threat from law enforcement.

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About Jorge

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Jorge López Muñoz

Valencia, Spain, 1975

Photography Degree (EASD Art and Design College of Valencia).

Master of Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects (LENS School of Visual Arts of Madrid).

Master in Graphic Arts (UPV Polytechnic University of Valencia).

He has made solo exhibitions in BARBASTRO FOTO Festival 2015 (Sala El Moline, Barbastro, Spain), NANO Festival de Fotografia 2015 (FOLA Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina) and WARSAW Photo Days 2015 (No4 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland). He has also made a Public Art Exhibition with JR's Insideoutproject in Valencia, Spain.

He has been part of group exhibitions in Whitebox Gallery (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), London College of Communication (London, U.K.), Boyd School Studios (Melbourne, Australia), Rectorate Gallery (Novi Sad, Serbia), 59Rivoli Gallery (Paris, France) and Somerset House (London, U.K.) among others.

He has received awards around the world: Winner of PDN Photo Annual Photography Contest 2015 and EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER 2015 (New York, U.S.A.), Finalist of KLPA Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2015 (Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA), Winner of LUX Professional Photography Awards 2015 (Barcelona, SPAIN), Winner of Fifth World Biennial Exhibition 2015 (Novi Sad, SERBIA), Finalist of GOMMA Photography Grant 2015 (London, U.K.), Judge's Special Mention of VIEWFIND Visual Storytelling Grant 2016 (San Francisco, U.S.A.), Winner of ONE EYELAND Awards 2016 (Chennai, INDIA), Winner of CANSON ART School Awards 2016 (Paris, FRANCE), Finalist of The 11th Annual PALM SPRINGS Photo Festival 2016 (California, U.S.A.), Winner of SAN JOSE FOTO Festival 2016 (San Jose, URUGUAY) and Finalist of ZEISS Photography Award 2016 (London, U.K.) among others.

Age 42
Born in Valencia, Spain

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