/ 2021 / Book / Documentary

Hombrecino (Little man)

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Susana Cabanero
  • Credit
    Photos & Texts © Susana Cabañero / Video © Nuria Polo

For over 35 years my grandfather kept a list of typed names in his wallet. They were neighbours and friends who had been executed at the start of the Spanish Civil War, and had been missing ever since. Since I was a child, he would often read those names to me, emotional, describing with amazing detail who they were. My desire to understand his longing led me to places that held the memory of the conflict and the disappeared. What I liked best was showing him what I had seen on my return. One day I took him with me to meet with the names of the list for the last time.

Photographer based in Madrid, Spain. Susana’s work focuses on travel and intimate stories that delve into human memory and emotions. Her work has been exhibited in the Nuits des Images, PhotoEspaña, ARCOmadrid and Athens Photo Festival, among others, and published in national and international media like El País, the Guardian, Vision Magazine China or LensCulture. In December 2020 she self-published her first book, "Hombrecino", that explores the collective memory of her country through a list of names of people who disappeared in the Spanish Civil War and the memories of her grandfather.

Awards

2021. 1st Place winner Book Category, Moscow International Foto Awards (mifa)

2018. Selected to participate in the Nuits des Images, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

2017.
Honorable Mention. Conceptual Category, MonoVisions Photography Awards
Selected. Descubrimientos PHE PhotoESPAÑA
Honorable mention. People Category, IPA International Photography Awards

2016. Honorable mention. One-shot: Climate change, IPA International Photography Awards

2015.
Finalist-Winner. LensCulture Street Photography Awards
Recipient. XV Albarracin Photography and Journalism Meeting scholarship (Spain)

2013. Finalist. Paysages du Corps International Photographic Contest, Alliance Française-Fundación Pilar Citoler

2010. Finalist. X Albarracin Photography and Journalism Meeting scholarship

WORK IN COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES
-Collection Alliance Française of Spain