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Jose Francisco Arias

Born in Asturias Principality, (Spain), in 1979, grandson of the painter Marcelino Menéndez
Semi-blind in one eye, a circumstance that provides a unique talent in selecting subjects and framing them (clearly visible in the works)
After various years of purely aesthetic photography, at 29 years of age he started to treat photography as something more than an elegant composition and something nice to view and to concentrate more on the artistic part of photography and on the creation and transmission of moods, visions and feelings.
University Expert in Photography and Creative Action" given by the Miguel Hernández University in Elche (Spain)

Among his many accomplishments are:


Second Prize Memorial Helie (International Contest)

Exhibition "Almas muertas" and "Desubicados" CMI El Coto, Gijón (Spain)


Finalist Memorial Helie (International Contest)

Finalist Photoespaña descubrimientos 2012, with the best Spanish Photographers and worldwide

Exhibition "Almas muertas" Mediadvanced, Gijón (Spain)

Published in International magazines like Spanish Photo DMG or Russian PBK


Photographer for Amerisa Basta´s film "Monada"(Μονάδα) Atenas
Contributed photographs for Grim Anise´s debut album, Denmark
Book “Myanmar Words” together with writer Alejandra Sirvent


3rd prize, national photography competition "the sea" organized by UGT-MCA for cultural week, Gijón 2003

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