Héctor Garrido *1969 Huelva
This extraordinary and internationally recognized photographer, who specializes in science and nature, shows us the planet from unattainable perspectives. He invites us to discover the poetry that surrounds us and the mathematical geometry of the landscape. His view is new and fresh, and manages to draw attention in a beautiful way to the ecological disasters that are destroying our natural resources.
From the beginning, Garrido has focused on the scientific and artistic study of the environment and nature, and also moves confidently in other artistic fields (exhibition curator, etc.). His impressive aerial perspectives have also found their way into some cinematic works, such as the opening scene of the award-winning film La isla mínima from 2014.
Garrido has worked for national and international newspapers and magazines (El País, El Mundo, National Geografic, etc.), and is the founder of the Forum for Biodiversity in Seville, Andalusia. He has published a total of 24 books, including Fractales, anatomía íntima de la marisma (2015) and Cuba iluminada (2016), a photographic book with portraits of the 100 most important Cuban personalities.
In addition to numerous international prizes, the artist, who now lives in Cuba, was also awarded the Medal of Honor in 2019 for his photographic work by his home city in Spain.