Roberto LouzÃ¡n, is a Corporate/industrial/editorial photographer born in the USA in 1967, and raised in Spain. After an internship at Black Star Publishing Inc. in the late 80Â´s and early 90Â´s, he started doing freelance work. He has also worked at the International Center of Photographyâ€™s (ICP) Education Department.
His photo essays and commercial work have appeared in national and international publications, as well as aired on TV.
He is currently working on a book about what once was one of Europeâ€™s most important factory complexes.
Based in Galicia, he is available for feature stories and assignments in the Northwest of Spain.
Please feel free to contact him for your photographic needs.
About his LS Gallery:
These pictures are part of a project about the environmental degradation of the RÃas gallegas and its consequences.
Roberto was the first photographer to bring attention to the unsustainable situation of the RÃa de Arosa. Â¨El Prestige de todos los dÃas.Â¨ InterviÃº MagazÃn (Spain), pp.32-36, Feb.20 2006
The dumping of black waters and industrial residues into the RÃa threatens the production of one of the worldâ€™s richest seafood banks.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the Prestige disaster, unfortunately little has changed since it happened . I would like to bring to your attention that Galicia is still unprotected against similar disasters which occur every 4-5 years. Pollution ,1970Â´s nuclear landfill in front of the coast, wildfires and overfishing are other problems which will only get worse over time. The Galician nationalists demand transfer of powers from the central goverment, in these matters, but this hardly seems to be a solution. Local ecological groups are afraid of raising their voices, fearing that their funds will be cut. Fishermen silently complain about duendling seafood captures, but are also afraid that this may be linked to increasing contamination, that may damage their image.
My thanks, to all those who helped during those trying times, and are helping against global warming.
12 Nov 2007 18:11