Gallery Representation:Fernández-Braso, Madrid, SpainTauromachies - Plume 1995Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid, SpainGalerie Biedermann , Munich, GermanyElipsis Gallery, Istambul, TurkeyBox Galerie, Brussels, BelgiumFlamenco - Plume 1994Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USAInternational Center of Photography - New York, NYTango - Plume 1994Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
Schools Attended:Maine Photography Workshops - Rockport, MEVisual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY
Isabel Muñoz stands out as an assertive photographer. Platinum developments and extra large formats are favourite techniques used in order to strengthen her message of passion for the body as a means of approaching the study of human beings.
Tango and Flamenco (1989) are considered the starting point of her unremitting search of the sentiments and emotions of world groups and cultures in an attempt to capture the expressions of beauty of the human body. When Muñoz focuses her camera on dancers, wrestlers, warrior monks, bullfighters or deprived children she does it with a strong sense of commitment.
Her first individual exhibition, Toques, in 1986 at the French Institute in Madrid and her participation in the Mois de la Photographie in Paris in 1990, set her international projection as a high profile photographer without boundaries. These will be the first of many exhibitions throughout the main cities of Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her photographs are shown at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Foto Colectania (Barcelona), Fundación Canal (Madrid), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (París), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) and Instituto Cervantes (Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Shanghai, Tokio).
Isabel Muñoz work has been widely recognized with numerous honours and distinctions. Recent awards include the Spanish Ministry of Culture Gold Medal to Fine Arts in Spain (2009), the two World Press Photo prizes (2000 and 2004), Bartolomé Ros Prize (PHotoEspaña 2009), the Biennial of Alexandria Gold Medal (1999), the first prize in photography by Comunidad de Madrid (2006), the UNICEF Spain Awareness Rasing Award in 2010 and Fundación DEARTE (2012).
Isabel Muñoz was born in Barcelona in 1951 and lives in Madrid since 1970.
Isabel Muñoz photographs warrior tribes of Ethiopia. In an audio interview, she talks about challenges, surprises and gaining trust.