Born in Catalonia, but raised in Madrid, Ramón Masats was one of the founders of the “La Palangana” group, the seed of the so-called Escuela de Madrid. From the end of the 50’s he worked in the most prestigious graphical magazines of the time, such as Gaceta Ilustrada and La Actualidad Española. In the sixties, he published some of the most significant books of the historical Palabra e Imagen collection, Neutral Corner (1962), Los Sanfermines (1963) and Viejas historias de Castilla la Vieja (1964). Over the following years, he left photography aside to work on movies and TV, media for which he carried out many documentaries, such as El que enseña, the Conozca usted España series and Raíces and the feature film Topical Spanish (1970).
Later, he left his television work to retake his profession as a photographer, thanks to the publishing house Lunwerg, for whom he carried out works such as España diversa (1984), Desde el cielo. España (1989), Toro (1998) and La memoria construida (2002). He has been awarded with the Bartolomé Ros award (2001) to his photography career and the National Photography Award (2004). In 1999 he carried out a great retrospective of his works, the catalogue of which was edited by Editorial Lunwerg. Since then he has published several catalogues and has taken part in books and collective exhibitions, such as Fotografíes catalanes dels anys cinquanta (1985), Fotógrafos de la Escuela de Madrid (1988), Fotografía y Sociedad en la España de Franco (1996) and España. Diez Miradas (2005). Since 1999 he has exhibited his photos in some of the world’s main exhibition halls.
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