Carlos Alba, photographer. Photo Maria Calvo Frutos

Instagram Takeover: Carlos Alba

Photographer Carlos Alba, takes over our Instagram account June, 2017.

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Carlos Alba (Madrid, b.1984) is an independent visual storyteller from Madrid (Spain) based in London (UK). His work is focused on human relations in the modern world. His photographs have a conceptual approach and they reflect contemporary social issues. His tools are objects and archives that help him find the photographs He wants to take.

He was a recipient of the Landskrona Foto Residency (2017), Zona C Visual Artist Awards (2016) and Flash Forward UK (2016). He was shortlisted for the Nexofoto IberoAmerican Award (2015 & 2016). He was a finalist of Encontros Da Imagem (2016), Grand Prix Fotofestiwal (2016) and Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña (2015). His work was exhibited at various galleries and museums worldwide, most recently at Format Festival (Derby, 2017) Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2017), La Fabrica Gallery (Madrid, Spain, 2016), Fotofestiwal Art Inkubator (Lodz, Poland, 2016), PhotoEspaña (Madrid, Spain, 2016), Festival Circulation(s) (Paris, France, 2016) DOCfield, Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona, Spain, 2016), Bitume PhotoFest (Lecce, Italy, 2016), Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016)…

His recent monograph “The Observation of Trifles” published by La Fabrica (2016) was shown on Photobook Phenomenon at CCCB & FotoColectania (Barcelona, Spain, 2017), SCAN photobooks festival (Tarragona, Spain, 2016) and Impressions Gallery (Bedford, UK, 2016).

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We ask guest editors to take over our Instagram account for 5 days and show us what they’re looking at, their daily experiences and what they get up to. 

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