Carlos Spottorno is a spanish documentary photographer with an artistic background who has focused his main personal projects on subjects related to power shifts, economy, and social issues that shape the real world.

Born in Budapest in 1971, Carlos was raised in Rome, Madrid and Paris. He graduated in painting and printmaking at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and spent a few years in the advertising world as an Art Director. Carlos shifted to photography in 2001 and since then he has produced numerous projects, both personal and assigned, as a photographer and film maker.



Wealth Management (RM & Phree)

The Pigs (RM & Phree)

Todas Direcciones (Phree)

China Western (La Fabrica)

 Philosophia Naturalis (self published)

History Seekers (Blur Ediciones)

La Hora del Recreo – Break Time (Lünwerg)


World Press Photo 2003

World Press Photo Multimedia 2015

Kassel Photobook Award 2013

Aperture Foundation Paris Photo Photobook Award 2013 finalist

European Publishers Award in 2009 and 2013 finalist

RM Photobook Award  2012 finalist Award - Voies Off Arles

PhotoEspaña Photobook Award Special Jury Mention

American Photography 24, 26,27 and 30

Visa d’Or finalist 2008

Magnum Emergency Fund Foundation 2014 nominee

Prix Pictet 2014 nominee



The Guardian - The Pigs

The Guardian - Wealth Management

British Journal of Photography

Le Monde

Financial Times

Time magazine



Lens Culture


Fotografia Magazine

Collector Daily