Collection: Chema Madoz

José María Rodríguez Madoz (Madrid, January 20, 1958) is a Spanish photographer, winner of the National Photography Prize in 2000.

Chema Madoz was born in 1958 in Madrid, his real name is Chema Rodríguez Madoz, between 1980 and 1983 he studied Art History at the Complutense University of Madrid, which he simultaneously studied with photography at the Image Teaching Center. The Royal Photographic Society of Madrid exhibited the author's first individual exhibition in 1984. In 1988 the Sala Minerva of the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) inaugurated its photography program with an exhibition of his works. Two years later, in 1990, he began to develop the concept of objects, a constant theme in his photography to this day. In 1991, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía showed the exhibition "Four directions: contemporary Spanish photography" that will travel to several countries. Some photographs by Madoz are part of this exhibition. That same year he received the Kodak Award. In 1993 he received the Artistic Creation Prize from the Banesto Cultural Foundation.

In 2000, the Madrid photographer received the National Photography Prize | National Photography Prize of Spain]. That same year, the Houston Fotofest Biennial recognized him as "Outstanding Author." His work surpasses the Spanish borders, reaching not only the North American city but also the Chateau d'Eau in Toulouse (France). That year he received the Higashikawa prize in Japan.