Asociación de autores de iluminación



Honorary Members

Fontanals, Francisco (1923-2013)
Fontanals, Francisco (1923-2013)

From the AAI we want to pay tribute to the figure of Fonta, to whom a good number of national illuminators, many of them members of the association, owe their training. Born in Sitges in 1923, he was considered the great innovator of lighting and technical direction in Spanish show business. She began her professional […]

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García Doncel, Juan
García Doncel, Juan

I am very happy that it has been decided to give this beautiful recognition to Don Juan García Doncel. I think that after so many years of profession and good work, he is justly deserving. In my opinion, he is an illustrious and undisputed figure in our sector. And a great Lord. Personally, I have […]

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González, Miguel (1959-2011)
González, Miguel (1959-2011)

Miguel González, those of us who knew him have a fantastic memory of this gentleman of light. Working since he was 14 years old in a graphic arts company, Miguel studied Geography and History at the Autonomous University of Madrid, but the magic of Light brought him with us to the world of spectacular lighting. […]

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Kalman, Jean
Kalman, Jean

Jean Kalman was born in Paris on 20 July 1945. After leaving university he worked as a philosophy professor, but after a few years he decided to give up teaching and dedicate himself to photography, an activity he did for a short time and then devoted himself to lighting. His first experience in theatre was […]

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Maniglia, Francis
Maniglia, Francis

Stage Director, Lighting Designer and Decorator, as well as Singer, Dancer and Actress, with a long career in theatre and opera, with extensive artistic and technical training. From a very young age she learned piano, singing, ballet and drama. She studied at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid in the first years of its […]

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Reid, Francis (1931-2016)
Reid, Francis (1931-2016)

Francis Reid 19.04.1931 – 09.06.2016 I did not know Francis Reid personally but I know that he did a lot to spread this complex world of enlightenment and that he made it possible for me, and many other people, to be enlighteners today. He did so much in so many areas that it is hard […]

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Solbes, Josep (1958-2004)
Solbes, Josep (1958-2004)

We know that our work is ephemeral and so is our passage through it, but it is hard to believe that great professionals of light go so unnoticed in the historical documentation of our country. This is the case of Josep Solbes and from this gallery of “Members of Honor” we want to pay our […]

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Spradbery, John (1930-2014)
Spradbery, John (1930-2014)

Dear John: You are for me the most coherent union of light and life. It seems to me that I am seeing your sparkling eyes, awake, like a big child, moved by beauty, excited by the new, disgusted by injustice. Embarked on projects until the end. Committed, tender, generous, combative, intelligent, artistic, humble, vital, wise, […]

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Tipton, Jennifer
Tipton, Jennifer

Jennifer Tipton is one of the most relevant lighting designers in the world. It is one of the pioneers of the industry. Her resume is impressive, she has worked with the most important dance companies in the United States and has a long career lighting dance, theater and opera on the most prestigious stages in […]

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