Mariela Apollonio


Mariela develops her professional work in the field of architectural photography as Fotógrafa de Arquitectura. She has been merging her artistic vision with her professional work from the very beginning of her career. This particular approach has influenced her way of understanding architectural photography assuming that this profession defines a way of thinking that sheds some sense of reality. Without compromising the author’s vision, she also believes that it’s impossible not to interpret architecture from subjectivity and thought.

She studied Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), where she also completed a Master of Photography, Art and Technique. She has given workshops and master classes in the Schools of Civil Engineering & Architecture University of Zaragoza (Spain), in the in the Master of Artistic Production of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and in the European University of Valencia (Spain). Currently she is a Professor at the TAI College in Madrid with a Degree in Photography.

Her work is regularly showcased in many architectural books and magazines and is represented by OTTO Archive.

OTTO is an architectural and design photography agency based in New York and dedicated to licensing the work of preeminent architects and designers from around the world as captured by master contemporary photographers.

Metalocus, specialized magazine on architecture, includes her as one of the 10 fundamental photographers of architecture in Spain.

Interesting interview in Mangrovia Radio, during a special programme on architectural photography, where she talks about some of her ideas about the profession (46:06 min).


In 2014 she received the first prize in photography of the Next Landmark contest from Spazio FMG in Milan, directed by Luca Molinari.

Architectural studios with whom she has collaborated

Some companies and institutions which she has worked for

Ministerio de Fomento de España, Ayuntamiento de Valencia, Cámara de Comercio de Valencia , Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Fundación Caja de Arquitectos, Ecole Superieure d’art d’ Annecy, Acciona, ArcelorMittal, ArcelorMittal Constructalia, Instituto Valenciano de la Edificación, Secopsa Construcción, Arcion, Noatum Ports, Cleop, Joca Construcciones, Ute Obremo, Ordosa, Modultec, ECCA, Estructuras Ferromar, Edificaciones e Ingeniería APS, Teatro Rambleta UTE, Prevalesa, BM3 Obras y Servicios, RKV, Gruner + Jahr AG, Comsa, Clásica Urbana, Ute Mercado de Torrent, Arkosligth, Sto AG, Nonna Design Projects, District Kulturförderung, Winkler Ingenieure, Härtel Projektentwicklung, Global Color, Construcciones Francés, Tamedia Publications, Howe.

And some of the magazines that have published her work

El Croquis, Casabella, AV, AV Japán, A+U, Detail, TC Arquitectura, Archdaily, Metalocus Magazine, D2 Oslo Magazine, Le Matin Dimanche Zurich, Tectonica, Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, El País, Las Provincias, Valencia Plaza, La Razón, Domus XL, Plataformaarquitectura, Divisare- Europaconcorsi, Baunetz, Paisea, Conarquitectura, On Diseño, Darco Magazine, C3 Corea, The Plan Italia, Ara Arquitectura, Area Magazine, Veredes, Archilovers, Designboom, Revista Makma, Roomie Japan, Interiores Minimalistas, Häuser, Arquitectura Lab, The Plan, Flores en el Ático, Arcelormittal Canada, Steel Design, Stylepark, Casa Basic, ARAV, VPOR2, Oxxo Magazine, Gestión y Cultura, efe 24, Art Nexus, Art & Culture.

At the same time Mariela does important work in the artistic field, in which she has participated in art fairs like ARCO, Summa Madrid, Just Madrid, Berliner Liste, Art Fair Cologne, Set Up Bologna. She has held several exhibitions and also important critics such as Estrella de Diego or Alvaro de Los Angeles have written about her work.

Photographer of architecture lives and works where you need her.

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