Andrés Medina | El Río
Posted on Januar 24, 2012 by Julia Schiller
El Río (2011–current)
This project originates in my need to photograph something alien to me – a strange and far-off place. An approach to the wild and indomitable landscape of a river, the Tajo (Spain). Covering different areas of this river, I try to record pieces of landscape and the profound imprints of human activity on this place. A territory where men and animals meet and relate to each other, giving rise to conflicts of interests and supremacy. I am interested in finding the irrational sense of survival that permeates these lands on the banks of the Tajo river. One can still recognise the struggle that man has always maintained with nature.
Andrés Medina was born in Madrid in 1978. He studied Multimedia Design at ESI Design School in Madrid.
He started photographing compulsively in 2008. Passionate about blogging and social networking, in 2009 he created Seeking Magazine, a blog where he shares and discusses the work of emerging photographers and projects related to contemporary photography. Also there is a section with interviews to our featured photographers to have a better view of their work. Seeking Magazine is a publication edited from Spain, the contents are displayed in English and Spanish.
He is also the founder of the photography collective ’Thinking Photography‘, where he has published six issues with some emerging Spanish photographers.
In 2010 he attended a documentary photography course at Blank Paper school with Antonio Xoubanova.
Currently lives in Coslada and works in Madrid, where he combines his work as art director at an advertising agency with personal projects of documentary photography.