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Cristina García Rodero (Puertollano, 74 years previous) is a tireless fighter who started half a century in the past taking pictures in cities at festivals that had been out of attain, in a Spain with out highways and with trains that by no means appeared to achieve their vacation spot. La Niña, as some photographer known as her disdainfully at the start, is as we speak a National Prize winner and the primary identify in Spanish pictures to enter the well-known Magnum company. Beyond the cliché of a celebration photographer, her humanistic gaze has been inquisitive about folks, in documenting how they really feel and reside. In these photos taken from her new e-book, Being a Photographer, a Gift of Life (JdeJ Editores), you may see her heat and closeness in direction of ladies, like that mom who hugs her saddened daughter, in a portrait that refers back to the well-known man who Dorothea Lange took in a lady along with her two kids in Depression-era California.

They are all pictures with visible energy, amplified by locations like India, a particular nation for her, to which she returns at any time when she will be able to, regardless of the chance of ending up overwhelmed by the ecstatic crowd at one in all her colourful celebrations. Or Haiti, with its purifying waterfall, the place bare and trance-bound ladies and men invoke spirits to attempt to survive in one of the crucial depressing international locations on Earth. There are additionally ladies who get pleasure from, whereas others are modest, wrapped within the veil of faith. And then there may be the authenticity of the ladies, initiated into rituals that their moms and grandmothers absolutely already skilled. Brave and disobedient, García Rodero will proceed along with her cameras in each nook of the planet till her legs permit her, and wherever they take her she is going to look for a similar factor as when it began: photographing feelings.

  Georgia (1995), image taken at Sugdidi hospital.
Georgia (1995), picture taken at Sugdidi hospital.Cristina García Rodero
The bride in the temple (India, 2015).
The bride within the temple (India, 2015).Cristina García Rodero
In 2005, Cristina García Rodero became the first Spanish firm to join the Magnum photography agency. In the image, The Adolescent (Haiti, 2002).
In 2005, Cristina García Rodero turned the primary Spanish agency to affix the Magnum pictures company. In the picture, The Adolescent (Haiti, 2002). Cristina García Rodero
  Ofrenda to Yemanyá (Brazil, 2008).  2008).
Ofrenda to Yemanyá (Brazil, 2008). 2008). Cristina García Rodero
The hug (India, 2015).
The hug (India, 2015).Cristina García Rodero
  The iconic image titled Italia (Apulia, 2000), in which a group of women march through the streets and sing their pain for the death of Christ on Holy Saturday of that year.
The iconic picture titled Italia (Apulia, 2000), through which a gaggle of girls march by means of the streets and sing their ache for the loss of life of Christ on Holy Saturday of that 12 months.Cristina García Rodero
  The Spanish photographer Cristina García Rodero was nicknamed La Niña by some of her professional colleagues. In the image, Sugar Lips (Berlin, 2009).
The Spanish photographer Cristina García Rodero was nicknamed La Niña by a few of her skilled colleagues. In the picture, Sugar Lips (Berlin, 2009).Cristina García Rodero
Butterfly Wings (Black Rock City, USA, 2001), image taken during the Burning Man festival, held in the Nevada desert.
Butterfly Wings (Black Rock City, USA, 2001), picture taken in the course of the Burning Man pageant, held within the Nevada desert.Cristina García Rodero

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