En España: Fotografía, encargos, territorios, 1983-2009

Translated title of the contribution: In Spain: Photography, Surveys, Territories, 1983-2009

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


The ICO Museum joins the PHotoEspaña festival once again, this time with the exhibition En España. Photography, commissions, territories, 1983-2009. With it we give continuity to a line of research that started with the exhibition Landscapes framed. Photographic missions (2019), within the framework of the same festival.

In Spain. Photography, commissions, territories, 1983-2009 brings together eleven photographic projects or surveys focused on the registration of the landscape and the territory of our country. The common link of all of them, apart from their object of interest, is that of being again, as was the case in Framed Landscapes, commissions, both public and private. In some cases they had not been shown to the public since their realization with which, in this way, as we did in previous exhibitions of the ICO Museum, we contribute again to the dissemination of a rich heritage whose knowledge does not correspond at all with its relevance.

The curators of In Spain. Photography, commissions, territories, 1983-2009, Ramón Esparza, Jorge Ribalta and Cristina Zelich, involved in different ways in the realization of several of the surveys that make it up, have carried out a deep and pioneering research on this subject that serves to verify that photographic commissions or surveys have played a much more important role in the public perception of photography and its patrimonial role than one might imagine.
Translated title of the contributionIn Spain: Photography, Surveys, Territories, 1983-2009
Original languageSpanish
Place of PublicationMadrid
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2021
Duration: 2 Jun 202112 Sept 2021


  • Photography
  • Landscape
  • territory
  • politics
  • Urban Planning


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