Maria Jato Román studied Journalism in the Complutense University of Madrid, she got a degree in Spanish Filology by the UNED University and finished the EFTI Photography Master in 2000. She tought photography in “Pares y Nones” school in Albacete and she was a press officer of SAFA, in the same city from 2004 to 2005.
In this time she started her owm vital project “The Eternal”, secuence of travelling photographic portraits Which her view, photographer, photographed and observer must be envolved in the whole creation act.
From 2013 she works as a photographer and as a librarian for the Madrid’s City Council.
“The Library Soul” is an on going project about portraits of readers with their favorite book that wants to find out what us through books and in the best place for it: a public library. It aims for the impossible: to reflect on the individual and on the sense of community simultaneously. The act of reading a book can be one of the most intimate actions of an individual, which at the same time is explicitly an act that is shared, if it has to do with books checked out of a public library.
It is a project that has taken their first steps in
But it has no boundaries. It can continue at any library, in any country, in any language.