Language Department Faculty
Mr. Carlos Gazulla
M.F.A., Academy of Art University 1997
Carlos Gazulla received his B.F.A. from the Central University of Barcelona and his teaching credential from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain) in 1990. Between 1987 and 1993 he completed a five year program at the Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia (IEFC) in Barcelona, Spain. In 1997 he obtained his M.F.A. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and he was one of the recipients of a grant awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain to complete graduate studies abroad. Carlos has taught at Betlem School and the Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia in Barcelona. He has also taught at City College of San Francisco and Skyline College.
He has been teaching in the Language and Fine Arts departments at Saint Ignatius since 1997. He has served as an AP reader in different cities across the United States. He has attended many different workshops and seminars for both photography and Spanish at UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of San Francisco, IDEP and International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York.
His experience as a photographer includes working for the centenarian newspaper Heraldo de Aragón in his hometown Saragossa, Spain and as a corporate photographer for Norstar Corporation. Working at Bowles Sorokko's Gallery in San Francisco he produced high quality reproductions of some of the most important artists including originals of Picasso, Chagall, Miró, etc.
He has won five photography national university competitions in Spain including three First Place Awards in Murcia, Seville and Barcelona. His work has been published in several newspapers, magazines, books and catalogues including the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner magazine, Heraldo de Aragón, El País, Avui Diumenge, Photo Metro, Foto Revista, Avui, San Mateo Times, El Semanal, Update, Inside SI and many others.
As an undergraduate and graduate student, he had three solo exhibitions in Saragossa, Barcelona and San Francisco. He has also participated in many group exhibitions in both private and public spaces. In 1994, he was selected to participate at the International Biennial “Primavera Fotográfica” organized by the Government of Catalonia. Some of the sponsors for these exhibitions include Foci, Agfa, Ilford, Norstar, the Government of Aragón and the General Consulate of Spain in San Francisco.
While at Saint Ignatius, he has organized and chaperoned trips to France, Spain and Costa Rica. He has also been coordinating an exchange program with Sant Ignasi in Barcelona for eighteen years in which more than 200 students have taken part of this international experience.
His student’s work has been on display in the Bay Area and other cities in the United States. Some large photography pieces have been selected to different shows at the De Young Museum in San Francisco and some of his students’ images have won National competitions. He teaches both traditional and digital photography.