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Rafael Vargas

He began studying photography in Barcelona concluding his academic training in New York at the School Of Visual Arts on a scholarship d 'Arts Plastiques of Catalonia, where he made a series of collaborations with Taschen publishers and book reports for school architecture of Engineers Channels and Ports documenting all Manhattan bridges .

Portrait marks the beginning of his artistic career and with an exhibition at the Sala Montcada , curated by Humberto Rivas.

In the 90s , Vargas started a close collaboration with design magazines as Ardi , Design , Domus, Interni , Intramuros or Interior Design . It is thereafter that begins its unique relationship with the world of architecture and design, reflected in his photographs a particular interpretation of space and a descriptive technique exhaustive thoroughness and broad visions .

Since then working with your photos in book publishing : Monograph on Gaudí (Ed. Polígrafa ) Col · lecció Llibre d'art PORT OF BARCELONA ( Sculptures in public space ) looks ( Folch Foundation ), The House of Architect and the Architect's Studio (Ed. Gustau Pili ), Rafael Moneo , designer (Santa & Cole - ETSAB ) , Sex Design (Editorial Line) , Chillida Leku ( Fund. Caixa Catalunya ), Barcelona Silver Fish ( BMW Group ) , Sagnier Architect 100 Anys the Palau de la Música Catalana , Atlanta Design Spanish ( SEACEX ) Arquitexturas ( Formica ) , Palau de Cent Anys of Justice of Barcelona, ??La Modelo prison Stories , among others.

Among the various exhibitions he has made ??out "Gaudí , Vision Impossible" which opened the 2002 Year of Design in the FAD (Barcelona ) and then showed in Beijing, Shanghai , and Tokyo. Also " Antonio Gaudi : a multifaceted view " , organized by the COPEC was shown in Frankfurt , Rome , New York and Moscow.

In 2003 in Moscow presents a particular view of the Spanish architecture and audiovisual exhibition " Four large Spanish Architects by Rafael Vargas, Moneo , Calatrava, and Tusquests Gaudí" . Sponsored by ICEX

In 2006 out in the Vila Casas, " Torre Agbar Foundation. Portrait of the Work. " A photo essay showing pictures of the construction process , from the tower during 2001-2005 with his peculiar way of exploring intimate .

To celebrate the Year of Spain in China, at the request of SEACEX did a visual on all Gaudi's work . Work that investigates again , works perfect in 2010 and a new video for the photo that makes IVAM , Valencia, in the framework of the exhibition "From Gaudí to Picasso in the Catalan Modernism ."

Some of the adjectives that have been attributed to their work, and many have earned win LUX , LAUS and Grand Prix Kodak Picture awards, refer to mastery of light , rich tones , composition, its ability to ongoing research , innovation and experimentation in the field of photography , and the intensity , complexity, or the elegance of the results.