Madrid, 1958. He recives the Spanish national Photography award in 2000. Chema is recognized for his black and white surrealist images often described as visual poems. In 1995 he publishes "Chema Madoz (1985 - 1995)". In 1999 the Reina Sofía museum dedicates him a solo show "Objetos 1990 - 1999", which was the first retrospective show dedicated to a spanish photographer in lifetime.