Lucía Herrero studied Architecture  at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Photography  at CEV (Madrid), FOTOGRAM (Amsterdam), IEFC (Barcelona), and Physical Theatre  -Jacques Lecoq Technique- in Barcelona. 

The study of these three branches of art and her experiences travelling the world have conformed Lucia as the artist she is now. 

Lucia is an emergent photographer whose work has won many international prizes and her style in documentary/artistic photography has interested curators and publishers from al over the world that made Lucia’s photos be exhibited internationally. 

Over the last years she has developed an approach to documentary photography called by her Antropología Fantástica . It is a mixture between social science and artistic intervention. She portraits people and cultures with both drama and fantasy elements. The people photographed are always real, not actors. It is a photo-event where the subjects interpret themselves and where Lucia composes them in the space as if they were notes on a stave. 

On each of her essays there is a social analysis but also a theoretical research and reflexion about visual language and the different approach to it. 

Her four latest projects “Tribes”, “Species”, “Equation”, “PORC no GRAPHIC” and “Reindeer-Man”.






  • Architecture: (1995-2002). ETSAM (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid). Universidad Politécnica.
  • Photography: CEV (Centre for Image Studies). Madrid./ FOTOGRAM. Amsterdam / IEFC (Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia). Barcelona
  • Physical theatre: (2005-2007) Full time 2 years. Jacques Lecoq technique. Teatrestudis International School. Barcelona.
Years 2010 to 2015




-SFR Jeunes Talents. Exhibition at Rencontres d’Arles official program

-SFR-Grand Prix 2010. Finalist

-Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña. 70 international  photographers.

-Barcelona Photomeeting Ojo de Pez. Among 10 best portfolios.

-Month of Photography Bratislava. Among 15 best portfolios.

-SFR MAP10. Finalist.

-Magnum Expression Awards. Finalist

-SCOOP Photojournalism Festival. Finalist.

-Viewbook Photostory contest. Honourable mention

-PixMo - “La Laboral” center of Art of Gijon, Spain. First prize



-Sony award.

Section “Photojournalism and documentary”- “People”. Third prize.

-Le Prix Exchange of Boutographies -Montpellier. (Prize: expo at Fotoleggendo – October, Rome)

-Prix Coup de Coeur Arles 2011 (prize exhibition in the FNAC galleries starting in Paris)

-IPA 2011(International Photography Awards). 1st prize “Book/People”.  3rd prize “Nature”

and 2 honourable mentions.

- Lensculture International Exposure Award. Honourable mention.

- Thecolorawards. Nomination in 3 categories.

- Kyosato Museum of Photographic arts (KMOPA). Japan. Young Portfolio adquisition

- International Loupe Awards. Silver and bronze award

- The Terry O’Neill Award. 3rd prize



-Critical Mass finalist- Exhibition at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia , Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida

- Art residency in Norway. Sunnhordland Museum.

- “Coup de Coueur ANI” group at Visa pour l’image.

- 2013 PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, Nominated



- Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2013. Finalista.

- Selected Participant in Review Santa Fe.





- Rencontres d’Arles, at the official program. France.

- Photography Festival of  Pingyao. China. Curator: Dominique Charlet.

- Paris Photooff. La Belleveillose (Parallel to Paris Photo)

- SCAN Festival “Talent Latent”. Tarragona. Spain

Curator: David Basells / chantal Grande

- Lille 3000 festival. France.

- Centro de la Imagen. México. “España Contemporánea”.

Curators: A.Castellote and M.Neumüller

- Festival Kaunas, Lithuania. “Spanish photography”. (public slideshow)

- Barcelona Photo Meeting Ojo de Pez. “Ten best portpholios” (public slideshow)   



- Art Center “La Laboral” of Gijón, Spain.

- Tagomago Gallery. Barcelona. Spain.

- Somerset House. London (WPO- Sony Awards).

- Festival de photographie de Toulouse, France. (SFR Jeunes Talents)

- Rencontres photographiques de Montpellier, Boutographies. France.

- Madrid Photo. With Tagomago Gallery. Spain.

- Summershow Photo 8. London

- Belfast Photo Festival. Ireland.

- Central Exhibition Hall “Menege”. St. Petersburg. Curator: Marina Jigarkhanyan.

- Exhibition world tour (WPO- Sony Awards).

- Festival Photovisa. Krasnodar, Rusia. Curator: Irina Chmyreva.

- Festival Fotoleggendo – October. Rome.

- International Photo Awards “Best of Show” Lensculture- SplashlightStudios (N.Y). Curator: Audrey Landreth. 

- Chelsea Museum. N.Y. (WPO- Sony Awards). Curator Elisabeth Biondi.

- Hot Shoe Gallery London. December. The Terry O’Neill Award.

- Festival photographie at Sète 2011, France.“Spanish photography Night”. (public slideshow)  By Christian Cajoulle.




- Kiyosato museum of Photographic Art. (KMOPA). Japan. Young Portfolio adquisition.

- RSF (Real Sociedad Fotográfica). Madrid.

- Festival FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2012. Italy. “Common Life”. (public slideshow) By Alejandro Castellote

- FNAC les Ternes. Paris. (Prize Coup de Coeur Rencontres d’Arles)

- SIPF (Singapore International Photo Festival).

- Le Mur Rouge gallery, Montpellier.

- FestFoto Porto Alegre, Brazil. Curator: Carlos Carvalho.



- Fnac Toulouse and other Fnac galleries. (Prize Coup de Coeur Rencontres d’Arles)

- Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, in Atlanta, Georgia (Critical Mass-Photolucida finalist prize)

- Southeast Museum of Photography, in Daytona Beach, Florida (Critical Mass finalist prize)

- Fotofestiwal 2013 Łódź, Poland.

- Seoul Photo 2013, Coex, Seoul. (As part of KMOPA collection).

- Photoville, Brooklyn and Southampton Center. NY.  "Adventures Across the Seven Seas". (public slideshow)

- Historia de España a través de la Fotografía. Madrid. 2013. Fundación Mapfre Curator: A.Castellote

- International Photo Awards IPA “Best of Show” Lensculture annual traveling exhibit.

Splashlight Studios, New York. North Carolina, Los Angeles and  Bangkok.

Curated by the IPA Head of Judges and Co-Chair of the Lucie Awards, Susan Baraz.

- United Photo Industries. New York. Curator Elisabeth Biondi and Sam Barzilay.

- Encontros da Imagem de Braga. Portugal. "Love will tear us apart".

- Halsnoy Kloster, Norway.




- Photo-International. Germany

- XL. Weekly Magazine.



- Plot architecture magazine. Assignment and publication. Argentina.

- Artvas Magazine. Korea

- Esquire digital Magazine. Russia

- The Sunday Times Magazine. UK.

- Time Magazine. NY. Assignments and publications.

- Iodonna. Italy.

- Gea Photowords

- Philosophie Magazine

- AZART photographie

- F2 photo Magazine

- Burn Magazine

- La Voz de Galicia newspaper

- Sunday Times Mag. Terry O´Neal Awards winners   



- Soud Ouest Journal. France

- Foto&Video Magazine. Russia

- Artzine. Korea

- Le Monde de la Photo. France

- Actunphoto. France

- France

- Foto Cult. Italy

- TIME Magazine. NY

- Yorokobu Magazine

- Wired Magazine. Raw File (Tribus)



- TIME Magazine. NY (Herri Kirolak)

- TIME Magazine. NY (Philip Glass)

- Wired Magazine. Raw File. (Species) Editor Jakob Schiller.

- Rangefinder Magazine. Interview. Lindsay Comstock Editor 

- Internazionale. Online Magazine. Italy. (Herri Kirolak- Basque rural sports)

- GEO. France (Herri Kirolak- basque rural sports).


Books and Catalogs


- Catalogs

Rencontres d’Arles 2010, SFR-Jeunes Talents,

Talent-latent. Scan Tarragona,

Pingyao, Photo festival 2010, Descubrimientos Photoespaña 2010,

Boutographies-Montpellier 2011, Photo8 2011,

IPA 2011, Premio Arte Laguna, KMoPA Young Talents Adquisitions,

- Books

Sony World Photography Awards 2011. WPO.

Historia de España a través de la Fotografía. 2013. Fundación Mapfre


Lectures and Talks


- Universidad Juan carlos I, Madrid.

- Central Exhibition hall “Menege”. St. Petersburg, Rusia.




Radio Nacional Cádiz 2010 / Tele 5. Cultural news 2010 /

XL Semanal. “Se habla de…” / Ojo de Pez magazine / El Pais (digital) /

The weekly News 2010 / El Imparcial 

Blogs: Barcelona Photo Bloggers (SP), Fotobloggen (DK), LensCratch (USA) / e-photoreview / La Información / Gea photowords,,

Le Monde de la Photo, Actunphoto, Foto Cult, Radio Euskadi …