Gloria Marco Munuera, Ph.D.,

Gloria-profiloCourses Taught at the Institute
Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Florence
Introduction to Digital Photography

Credentials
PhD in Fine Arts (Photography), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Master of Photography at the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
B.F.A/M.A. Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University “San Carlos”, Valencia, Spain
B.A. Classical Music, Royal Conservatory of Music, Albacete, Spain

Relevant Awards/Exhibitions
-2017 “PhotoPatagonia” International Festival of Film and Alternative Photographic Processes, Complejo Cultural Santa Cruz, Rio Gallegos, Argentina (catalogue).
-2016 “Plus” Sala Sempere, Museo de la Universidad de Alicante (MUA), Alicante, Spain (catalogue).
-2016 “Electrical Bodies” Las Cigarreras, Photoalicante International Photography Festival, Alicante, Spain.
-2015 Honourable Mention in Fine Arts Portfolio Photography, MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow, Russia
-2015 “The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award” Louvre, Paris, France
-2015 “The Emerging Image” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
-2014 3rd: prize Category Fine Art Special Effects, MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow, Russia.
-2013 Finalist in the London International Creative Competition 2013, London, United Kingdom
-2013 “Meeting in Florence 2013” International Art Exhibition at Dante’s House Gallery, Società delle Belle Arti, Florence, Italy.
-2013 “Small” International Photo Exhibition at Genkan Gallery, Matsudo-shi, Chiba, Japan.
-2012 “4 por 4 más 1” La Lisa Arte Contemporáneo Gallery, Albacete, Spain.
-2010 “Fotogenio 2010” Internacional Fair of Photography, Mazarrón, Murcia, Spain.
-2010 “Fashion” Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia (catalogue).
-2008 “Botanica”, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
-2008 “Manege” Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia (catalogue).
-2008 “Findings” School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
-2008 Honourable Mention in Photography, 2008 Culturas “Lenguajes. Ceros y Unos”, Madrid, Spain.
-2007, 3rd: prize Colour, XIV National Photography Contest, Burgos, Spain.
-2007, 1st prize B&W, XIV National Photography Contest, Burgos, Spain
-2007 “Ashes”, Sala de Exposiciones Centro Municipal El Carmen, Murcia, Spain (catalogue).
-2007 “Tripping the Light Fantastic”, Agora Gallery, New York, USA (catalogue).
-2006 “Different Dimension”, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia (catalogue).
-2006 “Negraserie” Foto-Galerie Lind, Villach, Austria.

Teaching Philosophy
In teaching, I feel it is important to provide a solid background to basic photographic techniques through practice before moving on to any digital techniques. The students must feel that they have mastered the control of their imagery. My teaching methods stress the importance of conceptual thinking before digital application assistance. I continue with my professional work not only to update skills, but also to instil a passion for photography and to feed inspiration of this creative practice to my students.

Most Rewarding Moments
Final photography student shows. To see students enjoying the work they have produced and sharing it with enthusiasm and pride to colleagues and visitors.

Favorite Quote
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” (Ansel Adams)