In 2019, the Botín Centre celebrates the 25th anniversary of Itineraries, the annual exhibition that displays the work of the artists awarded the Botín Foundation’s Visual Arts Grant each year, which has been running since 1993.
Lea Mandana is a documentary photographer.
She grew up with two cultures: French and Iranian. She became an architect in Paris where she focused her studies on the link between ruins and the imaginary. Her vision was influenced at first by memories of her grandfather’s cinema in Tehran.
She has been working in Iraq since November 2015, using photography to explore the fragility and paradoxes in war.