Lucia´s background in architecture, photography, and physical theatre has shaped her artistic vision and influences each discipline in her photographic work.
She employs a unique approach to documentary photography that she calls "Antropología Fantástica" which blends elements of magic realism, fantasy, and reality.
Her photography is constantly evolving as she explores new methods of storytelling. She strives to convey the important truths of her subjects' lives through powerful and poetic images that tap into collective memory, history, and community.
Lucia´s work is very much influenced by theatre. She acts as a choreography director in front of her subject matter. Physicality, is the human structure that gives meaning to her social studies. She “elevates normality to a state of exception” by finding the essence and rising the volume of the everyday just enough to make the audience see with new eyes.
On each of her essays there is a social analysis but also a research on visual language. She loves to experiment with different conceptual approaches to build stories in documentary.
She creates photo-events where the subjects become actors in their own story, and has specialized in persuading perfect strangers to participate and play in their self-representation.
In addition to her photographic work, she also teaches advanced lighting techniques, visual language, and storytelling. She takes her students on a perilous journey through the wilds of long-term assignments and personal projects, helping them craft epic masterpieces along the way.
Lucia´s work has been internationally recognized with numerous awards and exhibitions in museums, galleries, and photography festivals as well as publications.
She has completed assignments and published for TIME magazine, GEO, The Spiegel, De Volkskrant, Iodonna, XL Semanal, WeltN24, El Periódico, Azart, Rolling Stone, Yorokobu.
Her work has been shown in Kiyosato museum of photographic arts and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Japan), Rencontres d’Arles (France), Tagomago gallery (Barcelona), Somerset House (London), Central Exhibition Hall Menege (Saint Petersburg), White Box gallery (Kuala Lumpur), Fundacion Mpfre (Madrid), Festival Fotolegendo (Rome), Hot Shoe gallery (London), Splashlight Studios (NY), Encontros da imagem (Portugal), Kaunas Photo festival (Lithuania), SIPF- International Photo Festival (Singapore ), Deichtorhallen (Hamburg), Palacio Baluarte (Spain), among others.
Some of her projects are “Tribes”, “Species”, “Equation”, “PORC no GRAPHIC”, “Reindeer-Man”, “Home Sweet Home”, “Crisis” and “Tribute to Bata”.
o ETSAM-Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura- Universidad Politécnica, Madrid. 1995-2002
o CEV, Madrid.
o FOTOGRAM, Amsterdam.
o IEFC, Barcelona.
o IDEP -postgraduate in Fashion photography, Barcelona.
o Teatrestudis International School. Full time 2 years. Jacques Lecoq technique. Barcelona.
2010 SFR Jeunes Talents. Rencontres d’Arles official program (France)
2010 SFR Grand Prix 2010, finalist (Paris, France)
2010 Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, finalist (Madrid, Spain)
2010 Photomeeting Ojo de Pez, 10 best portfolios (Barcelona, Spain)
2010 Month of Photography Bratislava, 15 best portfolios (Bratislava, Slovakia)
2010 SFR MAP10, finalist (France)
2010 SCOOP Photojournalism Festival, finalist (France)
2010 Viewbook Photostory contest, honourable mention (International online platform)
2010 PixMo award, “La Laboral” centre of Art of Gijon, Spain, first prize (Asturias, Spain)
2011 Sony awards, section “Photojournalism and documentary”- “People”, third prize (London, England)
2011 Le Prix Exchange of Boutographies (Montpellier, France)
2011 Prix Coup de Coeur Rencontres d’Arles portfolios (Arles, France)
2011 IPA, International Photography Awards, first prize “Book/People”, third prize “Nature”, 2 honourable mentions.
2011 Lensculture International Exposure Award, honourable mention (contemporary photography network, Amsterdam, NL)
2011 Thecolorawards, nominated in 3 categories
2011 Kyosato Museum of Photographic arts-KMOPA, Young Portfolio acquisition (Japan)
2011 International Loupe Awards, silver and bronze awards
2011 The Terry O’Neill Award, third prize
2012 Critical Mass, finalist
2012 Art residency at Halsnoy Kloster, Sunnhordland Museum (Halsnoy, Norway)
2012 Coup de Coueur ANI at Visa pour l’image (Perpignan, France)
2012 PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, nominated
2013 Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2013, finalist (Łódź, Poland)
2013 Selected Participant in Review Santa (Fe Santa Fe, USA)
2013 IPA, International Photography Awards, first prize, three honourable mentions
2018 Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Grand Prize, “Reindeer Man” (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
2018 Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, finalist, “Tribes” (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
2018 LensCulture Street Photography Awards, Jury’s choice prize, “Tribes” (Amsterdam, NL)
2018 PX3, portrait art and documentary, Gold, silver and bronze awards (Paris, France)
2018 One Eyeland, fashion and documentary selected 10 ten Spain “Tribute to bata” (USA)
2018 AFAR’s Travel Photography Awards, juror´s prize, “Tribes”
2020 Julia Cameron award. 2nd prize. Section “Women seen by women”. With “Tribute to La Bata”.
2021 Street Photography Foundation awards. 1st prize. With “Tribute to La Bata”
2010 Festival Kaunas "Spanish Photography", "Tribes" Screen Show (Lithuania)
2010 Photo Meeting Ojo de Pez, "Ten Best Portfolios", "Tribes" Screen Show (Barcelona, Spain)
2011 "La Laboral" Centre of Art of Gijon, PixMo Award, "Jump" (Asturias, Spain)
2011 Tagomago Gallery, "Tribes" (Barcelona, Spain)
2011 Somerset House, WPO-Sony Awards, "Tribes" (London, UK)
2011 Festival de Photographie de Toulouse, SFR Jeune Talents, "Tribes" (Toulouse, France)
2011 Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier, Boutographies Gallery, "Tribes" (France)
2011 Madrid Photo Art Fair, Tagomago Gallery, "Tribes" (Madrid, Spain)
2011 Summershow Photo 8, "Tribes" (London, UK)
2011 Belfast Photo Festival, "Tribes" (Belfast, Ireland)
2011 Central Exhibition Hall Menege, "Species"/"Porc-no-Graphic" (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
2011 Festival Fotoleggendo, "Tribes" (Rome, Italy)
2011 Splashlight Studios, "Best of Show", "Tribes" Lensculture (New York, USA)
2011 Chelsea Museum, WPO-Sony Awards, "Tribes" (New York, USA)
2011 Hot Shoe Gallery, The Terry O'Neill Award, "Tribes" (London, UK)
2011 Sète Photo Festival, "Spanish Photography Now", "Species"/"Tribes" Screen Show (Sète, France)
2012 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art – KMOPA, Permanent Collection (Japan)
2012 Real Sociedad Fotográfica, "Democratic Portraits" (Madrid, Spain)
2012 Festival FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA, "Common Life" (Italy)
2012 FNAC les Ternes, Prize Coup de Coeur Rencontres d'Arles, "Tribes" (Paris, France)
2012 SIPF-Singapore International Photo Festival, "Tribes" (Singapore)
2012 Le Mur Rouge Gallery, "Tribes" (Montpellier, France)
2012 FestFoto, "Tribes" (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
2013 FNAC Galerie, Prize Coup de Coeur Rencontres d'Arles, "Tribes" (Toulouse, France)
2013 Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Critical Mass Prize, "Tribes" (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
2013 Southeast Museum of Photography, Critical Mass Prize, "Tribes" (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA) 2013 Fotofestiwal, "Species" (Łódź, Poland)
2013 Seoul Photo, as part of KMOPA Collection (Coex, Seoul, South Korea)
2013 Photoville, Brooklyn and Southampton Center, "Adventures Across the Seven Seas" Screen Show (New York, USA)
2013 Fundación Mapfre, "Historia de España a través de la Fotografía" (Madrid, Spain)
2013 Splashlight Studios International Photo Awards IPA "Best of Show" Lensculture Annual Traveling Exhibit, Curated by the IPA Head of Judges and Co-Chair of the Lucie Awards, Susan Baraz (New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles, and Bangkok)
2013 United Photo Industries. "Tribes". Curated by Elisabeth Biondi and Sam Barzilay, exhibition (NY, USA)
2013 Encontros da Imagem, "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Tribes" exhibition (Braga, Portugal)
2013 Halsnoy Kloster artist residency, "Reindeer Man" project (Halsnoy, Norway)
2014 Kaunas Photo Festival, "Museum" exhibition (Lithuania)
2014 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum B1 Gallery, "Basically Museum" exhibition as part of KMOPA collection (Tokyo, Japan)
2016 Photolucida, "Tribes" exhibition (China)
2016 Brooklyn Museum exhibition and book, "Who Shot Sports", "Herri Kirolak" (NY, USA)
2016 Thames and Hudson exhibition and book, "Family Photography Now", "Tribes" (USA)
2017 Tokyo Photographic Art Museum as part of KMOPA collection, "Beginnings, Forever" exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
2017 "Who Shot Sports", "Herri Kirolak" exhibition by Gail Buckland at Tampa Museum of Art (Florida), Olympic Museum (Switzerland), and Allentown Art Museum (Pennsylvania) 2018 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art as part of KMoPA collection, "Beginnings, Forever" exhibition (Taiwan)
2018 White Box Gallery at PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur Grand Prize exhibition, "Reindeer Man" and "Tribes" projects (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
2018 Sunhorland Museum permanent photography collection from artists in residence, "Reindeer Man" project (Norway) 2018 DocField Photo Festival, "Family Portraits" exhibition (Barcelona, Spain)
2018 PX3 Prize exhibition (Paris)
2019 Ayuntamiento de Granada assignment together with TV program Volando Voy, "People and Traditions"
2020 Konventzero solo exhibition "Tribes" (Catalonia, Spain)
2021 KMoPA Museum "Beginnings, Forever" exhibition featuring Kiyosato Museum collection (San Diego, USA)
2021 Deichtorhallen, The House of Photography of Hamburg, "Family Affairs" exhibition (Hamburg, Germany)
2021 New Hand Lab, "Crisis" solo exhibition with Jofre Oliveras at Wool Festival (Covilha, Portugal)
2021 Palacio Baluarte, "Tribute to La Bata" solo exhibition at the Navarra International Film Festival (Pamplona, Spain)
2021 “Tothom a Taula”. Photos, book and exhibition at VII Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. Solo exhibit. Commissioned by the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
2021 Museo Textil de Terrasa, "Tribute to La Bata" solo exhibition at the Emotiva Festival (Terrasa, Spain)
2021 Museo del Agua de Salt, "Tribute to La Bata" solo exhibition (Girona, Spain)
2021 House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, "Family Affairs. Family in current photography" exhibition conceived by Ingo Taubhorn, curator of the House of Photography (Hamburg, Germany)
2022-23 Kunthalle Erfurt, "Family Affairs. Family in current photography". Exhibition conceived by Ingo Taubhorn, curator of the House of Photography (Erfurt, Germany)
2022 Galerie Joseph Le Palais, Street Photography Foundation awards 1st prize exhibition (Paris, France)
2022 Festival Ojos Rojos. Solo exhibition by Asociación Cultural Arteria Urbana, curated by Mili Sánchez and Mike Steel (Dénia, Alicante, Spain)
2022 Festival MITGERES_Mostra de fotografia documental de autor de gran format al carrer, Llumull Accions Audiovisuals “Tribute to La Bata”, (Valls, Tarragona, Spain)
2022 Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Aviá, "Cordura y Arrebato". Solo exhibition commissioned by Ayuntamiento de Aviá and Konventzero (Aviá, Barcelona, Spain)
2022-23 Colección Siquier, Centro Andaluz de Fotografía, curated by Juan María Rodríguez, (Almería, Spain)
BOOKS AND CATALOGS
Rencontres d’Arles 2010, catalog
SFR-Jeunes Talents catalog
Talent-latent. Scan Tarragona 2010
Pingyao Photo festival 2010, catalog cover and content
Descubrimientos Photoespaña 2010, book
Boutographies-Montpellier 2011, catalog
KMoPA Young Talents Adquisitions,
Sony World Photography Awards 2011. WPO.
Historia de España a través de la Fotografía, 2013. Fundación Mapfre
“Who shot Sports” book. By Gail Buckland and Brookyn Museum, 2016
“Family Photography now”, Thames & Hudson, 2016, cover and content
“The best of Lens Culture” 2018, book
“Street Photography Foundation, awards photographers” 2021. 1st prize.
“Family Affairs. Family in current photography” 2021.Published by Kehrer Verlag. Edited by Taubhorn. Exhibition at the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Conceived by Ingo Taubhorn, curator of the House of Photography
“Tothom a Taula” Retrats de lécosistema alimentari sostenible d’una Barcelona en transformació. 2021 Por Lucía Herrero y Jordi Bes Lozano. Encargo realizado por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. Editorial SOM.
TEACHING AND LECTURES
- Advanced techniques on lighting (Flash, studio, on-location and natural light)
- Visual language
- Photography projects in IDEP school pf photography and design.
o IDEP school pf photography and design. www.idep.com Photography and audiovisual projects
o FUGA-CFD Center of Documentary Photography (Barcelona) http://www.fugafoto.com/
Advanced techniques on lighting (Flash, studio, on-location and natural light)
2010 Photo-International (Germany)
2010 XL SEMANAL Magazine (Spain)
2011 Plot architecture magazine, assignment and publication (Argentina)
2011 Artvas Magazine (Korea)
2011 Esquire digital Magazine (Russia)
2011 The Sunday Times Magazine (UK)
2011 Time Magazine, assignments and publications (USA)
2011 Iodonna (Italy)
2011 Gea Photowords (France)
2011 Philosophie Magazine (France)
2011 AZART photographie (France)
2011 F2 photo Magazine (UK)
2011 Burn Magazine
2012 La Voz de Galicia (Spain)
2012 Soud Ouest Journal (France)
2012 Foto&Video Magazine (Russia)
2012 Artzine (Korea)
2012 Le Monde de la Photo (France)
2012 Actunphoto (France)
2012 Photographie.com. (France)
2012 Foto Cult (Italy)
2012 TIME Magazine, Lightbox, Moors and Christians (USA)
2012 TIME Magazine, Lightbox, Tribes (USA)
2012 Yorokobu Magazine, Tribes
2012 Wired Magazine, Raw File, Tribes (USA)
2013 TIME Magazine, Herri Kirolak (USA)
2013 TIME Magazine, Phillip Glass (USA)
2013 Wired Magazine, Raw File, Species (USA)
2013 Rangefinder Magazine, interview
2013 Internazionale online Magazine, Herri Kirolak (Italy)
2013 GEO, Herri Kirolak (France)
2014 La Marea, Tribus (Spain)
2015 El Periódico de Cataluña, El Dominical magazine, Tribes (Spain)
2017 WeltN24, assignment on Independence of Catalonia (Germany)
2018 The Spiegel online, Tribes (Germany)
2018 De Volkskrant, Tribes (Netherlands)
2018 Digital SLR, Species (Malaysia)
2019 Geo (Germany)
2019 La Voz de Galicia (Spain)
2021 Rolling Stones (Italy)
2021 Visit projects magazine. Interview by Claudi Carreras (Latin ASmerica photography)
2021 El Temps de Les Arts- assignment- (Catalonia, Spain)
PRESS, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS
Radio Nacional Cádiz 2010 (SP), Tele 5. Cultural news 2010 (SP), XL Semanal. “Se habla de…” 2010 (SP), Ojo de Pez magazine 2011 (SP), El Pais (digital) (SP), The weekly News 2010, El Imparcial, Barcelona Photo Bloggers (SP), Information.dk Fotobloggen (DK), LensCratch (USA) , e-photoreview, La Información , Gea photowords, Rangefinder Magazine 2013, Photographie.com 2012, Le Monde de la Photo, Actunphoto, Foto Cult 2012, Radio Euskadi 2012, Rangefinder 2013, Digital SLR 2018 (Malaysia),
De Volkskrant 2018 (Netherlands), The Spiegel 2018 (Germany), Yorokobu (2020), Dia rio de León, La Volando Voy (TV program 2019),Vanguardia, El Nacional, Culturainquoieta, La Cope radio, Diario de Ferrol, Cadena Ser radio, Cope radio, Palencia radio 2020 (Spain), Euskdi radio 2020 (Spain), Publico P3 Magazine 2020 (Portugal), TV1 Telediario 2020 (spain), Tele5 Telediario 2020 (Spain), Telemadrid Telediario 2020 (Spain), CCCB – Jornadas marçalinas- interview- 2021, El Periodico 2021 (Spain), El Español, 2021 (Spain), TV “Zapeando” 2021, Quan Arribin els marcians. TV 2021 etc...