Pilar Aymerich


Pilar Aymerich (Barcelona,1943) .

She studied theater direction at the Escuela de Arte Dramático Adrià Gual, and photographic theory and practice at Raphael Studios in France. From 1965, she worked as a professional photographer in London and in 1968 she returned to Barcelona.

She published regularly in magazines such as Serra d’Or, Destino, Triunfo, La Calle, El País, Fotogramas, etc. In 1974 she began her collaboration with the broadcast media, such as Televisión Española among others. Her work is mainly known for the photographic documentation of citizen protests during the Transition and the Catalan Women’s Days.

Throughout her professional career, she has been awarded prizes such as the Creu de Sant Jordi granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya, in 2005, the special mention of the Human Rights Institute Award or the XVI Solidarity Award of the media for her work in defense of fundamental rights in 2002, and in 2021 she has been awarded the National Photography Award, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.


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Reina Sofía Museum interviews Pilar Aymerich. March, 2020.

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