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PhotoEspaña 2011 Awards Announced

artwork: Isaac Julien - Maiden of Silence (Ten Thousand Waves), 2011 - h: 180 cm. X w: 240 cm.- Courtesy Galería Helga de Alvear

Madrid, Spain – Claude Bussac, Director of PhotoEspaña announced the winners of the PhotoEspaña 2011 Awards. The PhotoEspaña Prize 2011 went to photographer Thomas Ruff (Zell am Harmersbach, Germany, 1968), who received the recognition for the precise and coherent artistic personality that has gained him international prominence. For his part, photographer Chema Madoz was awarded the Bartolomé Ros Prize for Best Spanish Professional Trajectory. The jury decided to bestow this prize to Madoz in recognition of the originality of his work and the solidity of an artistic trajectory that relies on a conceptual language.