Ire Lenes (1981) is a documentary photographer from Madrid, where she lives and works. She is a Sociologist by profession, she has been trained in the new documentary and contemporary landscape at the PICA School in Alcobendas and Photoespaña in Madrid.
She focuses her work on the relationship of people with their surroundings and their history, always understanding the individual and society as an indivisible binomial. Through visual narration she investigates societies or social issues that interest her as a sociologist.
Since 2016, her work focuses on the investigation of ethnic minorities in the Baltic countries after their independence from the Soviet Union.
Although the main weight of her work is documentary, she also develops works experimental with polaroid camera and pinhole.
2017-2018 PIC.A PhotoEspaña , MA Photography and Artistic project, Madrid, Spain
2013-2017 PIC.A PhotoEspaña, Degree documentary photography , Madrid, Spain
2007-2008 Escuela Diplomática MAEC-AECI, MA International Relations, Madrid, Spain
2000-2005 UCM, Degree Sociology, Madrid, Spain
2019 Archipiélagos, La Kursala, Spain.
2021 OnPhoto Soria, Second Place
2021 ING Talent Award, Selected Finalist Artist
2020 Futures Photography, Selected Artist
2020 Enrique Algarra Award, Winner
2019 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Silver Winner
2018 Banc Sabadell Foundation DOCfield Dummy Award, Finalist
2018 ADP Ciudad de Alcobendas Award, Second Place
2018 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Honorable Mention
2018 Transeurope PHE, Selected artist Scholarship
2017 DKV Albarracín Photography and Journalism Seminar, Winner Scholarship
2017 Ciudad de Alcalá Awards, Winner
2017 PhotoEspaña MA Photography and Artistic project , Scholarship
2017 Aphoto Reporter Award, Honorable Mention
2017 NexoFoto Award, Finalist
2017 Descubrimientos PHE, Selected artist Scholarship
2016 ADP Ciudad de Alcobendas Award, Winner
2016 XIX Certamen Jóvenes Creadores Ávila, Winner
2019 Torre DKV, "Archipiélagos", Zaragoza, Spain.
2019 La Kursala, "Archipiélagos", Cádiz. Spain
2019 Grisart , "Archipiélagos", Barcelona, Spain.
2019 EFTI , "Archipiélagos", Madrid, Spain.
2019 Sala Cuidart , "Archipiélagos", Denia, Spain.
2018 Torre de Albarracín , "Archipiélagos", Albarracín, Spain.
2021 ING Talent, Kunsthal Art Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2020 Futures Photography, PHE, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
2020 Hola! 西班牙當代攝影書 Introduction to Spanish Photobooks, Taipei, Taiwan.
2018 Foto Colectania, DOCfield Dummy Award, Barcelona.
2018 Centro Cultural Anabel Segura, “A mi feminidad”, Alcobendas.
2018 Centro de Arte Alcobendas, "Miscelánea", Alcobendas.
2018 Alcalá Visual Hospital Santa María la Rica, " Archipiélagos “, Alcalá de Henares.
2017 Miguel Delibes PIC.A , "Río Proyect", Alcobendas.
2016 Centro Cultural Anabel Segura, “Miradas", Alcobendas.
2018 XVIII Albarracín Photography and Journalism Seminar, Soviet Parkas
2017 SANfest Festival, Autofobia
2016 Fotonoche, Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Autofobia