Mikel Eskauriaza (b. 1969) is a photographer with a passion for the transformations experienced by the city of Bilbao and its surroundings in recent decades.
Key themes in his work include archive and memory, local history, and the psychology of landscape, principally urban. In 2002, he won the international competition for the Cities project, whose goal was to enrich the contemporary photographic memory of the three Basque capitals.
His most recent project, Baporak. The Basque fleet in the Indian Ocean (Baporak. La flota vasca en el océano Índico), is a compendium of images and recordings taken on tuna fishing boats between 2013 and 2017. This material has appeared in the form of a photographic series and a publication.