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Lua Ribeira’s practice is characterized by its collaborative nature, extensive research and an immersive approach to her subject matter. She is interested in using the photographic medium as a means to create encounters that establish relationships and question structural separations between people.
Ribeira was born in 1986, in Galicia, northern Spain. She graduated in Graphic Design at BAU School of Design, Barcelona 2011, and earned with first-class honours a BA in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales in 2016. Since graduating, she has continued her academic engagement as a guest lecturer at various universities, including the University of Westminster, University of the West of England, and Complutense University of Madrid.
Ribeira’s work has received several awards and honors, including the Firecracker Grant for Women in Photography, and the Jerwood/Photoworks award. Her work has been published in book form by Fishbar, London 2017 and is part of “Firecrackers Female Photographer Now” published by Thames and Hudson Ltd 2017, and Raw View Magazine, “Women looking at Women” 2016. Her work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group shows in places such as, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, Ffotogallery Cardiff, Belfast Exposed Gallery, Northern Ireland, Beijing International Photography Biennale, and many more.
In 2018, she was made a nominee of Magnum Photos.