Carlos Pérez Siquier, great innovator of Spanish photography, died

September 14, 2021 at 09:17 hrs.


Carlos Pérez Siquier, master in the use of color in the photographic industry, he died at the age of 90 at the Torrecárdenas University Hospital in Almería, Spain, where he was admitted due to an aneurysm in the abdomen.

Better known as the great renovator of Spanish photography, Pérez Siquier was able to modernize said industry since the mid-50s from the Almeriense Photographic Group (Afal). 

The renowned photographer, together with José María Artero, who died 20 years ago, they put in contact, thanks to Afal, to new photographers from different parts of Spain to make their work and theories known in order to completely move away from salonism and pictorialism.

Like other great Spanish photographers, Carlos Pérez Siquier lived off what he worked as a bank for more than 30 years, so his weekends were dedicated to his great passion.

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His love for photography was born since he was a child, as his father installed an enlarger and buckets for image development in his home.

Pérez Siquier, who defined himself as a craftsman, was active until the last days of his life as he was enthusiastic about the idea of ​​developing more projects to make his work known as much as possible.

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I tried not to reframe, or use flash or tripod. He was always looking for a way to reinvent himself and experiment, knowing that in these resources he would find the magic he needed for his work.

In 2003 he obtained the National Photography Prize in Spain for his constant desire to renew himself in the search for new photographic languages, as well as for the influence he has had on contemporary photography.

Without a doubt, Carlos Pérez Siquier was a man who enjoyed his great passion every day of his life, so his extraordinary work could reach another dimension.

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