The Festival Eñe Talento a bordo Award has been granted to Catalan writer Pol Guasch. With two poetry collections and one novel under his belt, the jury has highlighted the maturity of his gaze and his experimental audacity.
The lights and shadows of being human. Those are the elements that Isabel Muñoz, Spanish National Photography Award, has been capturing with her camera to delve into our true essence.
Adrenaline rushes. Emotional highs. Collective bliss. Given the abundance of festivals, Spain has turned into a paradise for these kinds of photographers. Do you want to get to know their work?
Since her beginnings, at the end of the 1960s, until today, Pilar Aymerich has photographed our social reality with a female gaze steeped in ethics, commitment, and respect for the world and her subjects.
Lupe de la Vallina
She always wanted to be an artist but didn’t always know how. Until they found her. At the last Málaga Film Festival, Lupe de la Vallina and her camera immortalised a tidy sum of the Spanish ‘star system’. 80 portraits to add to her collection.
His particular way of perceiving space has turned Juan Baraja into one of the leading photographers of contemporary architecture. Within the framework of PHotoESPAÑA, he presents 'Against All That Glitters: Effects of Time'.
We chat with the photographer María Platero about art, creative processes, social conventions and fortuitous connections, or not, on the occasion of her collaboration with PHotoESPAÑA to interpret the Talento a bordo initiative.
Photojournalist Anna Surinyach captures reality with a visual discourse that invites the audience to ask themselves questions and go beyond the moment.
After a career focused on intimist and symbolic photography, this Majorcan artist takes a leap and bets on artificial intelligence as a new photographic tool.
Multi-award-winning visual artist Almudena Romero is able to combine art and environment through photo printing. We talk to her about sustainable and fleeting photography and how it impacts the way we understand ourselves and express ourselves within the world.
Images on the Web
They’re authors of some of the best contemporary photographs that you may have seen on social media, on magazine covers or fashion adverts. Emerging Spanish talent is online. We’re on the trail of these ten creators.
Maria Contreras Coll
From refugee camps to Nepal’s rural heartland, photographer María Contreras Coll casts an intimate look into the faceless stories of forgotten people. Her gender perspective fights the rockstardomness prevailing in traditional photojournalism and vindicates women’s photography.
Art by Women
Thanks to these women, today, female art continues to gain visibility around the world, in all five continents and in multiple forms of expression. An unstoppable phenomenon reflected in these five exhibitions where women are the theme.
She has shaken up the concept of communication in the social media world using Instagram, where she has more than 655 thousand followers, as a tool to share her point of view. You could say that Isabelita Virtual is the opposite of what we know as an influencer, although the impact of her work and creative universe extends far beyond that.
Vega Hernando, best known as Eating Patterns, has turned the kitsch movement, graphic surrealism and food into the three pillars of her photography. With a crowd of followers on Instagram, this designer and art director publishes her first book about recipes and patterns in March.
Known for his language in black and white and his visual metaphors, photographer Chema Madoz has been turning everyday objects into open-ended questions since the 80s. His exhibition ‘La naturaleza de las cosas’ [The nature of things] can be seen at the Botanical Gardens in Madrid until March 1.
Caniche Publishing House
A book bound with a stippled cover. A photo diary by a band on tour in Mexico. A poetry book devised as a Duchampian readymade. A selection of books turned into a pictorial artwork by a plastic artist. The Caniche publishing house sees publishing as a space of freedom and adventure, in which each project follows its own rules.
We chatted with Silvia Omedes, founder of Photographic Social Vision, a non-profit entity has been promoting and developing the social value of documentary photography since 2001. A key figure to understand photojournalism from the second half of the 20th century.
Photography, film, painting, literature or theatre. A tireless worker, Carlos Saura doesn’t distinguish between artistic disciplines. These days, his name is clearly displayed in an exhibition dedicated to him by the Círculo de Bellas Artes, where this genius reveals his facet as a master of images.
A self-taught photographer, Raquel Carmona has forged an unmistakable style in food photography, her images resembling still lifes by Velazquez. Her masterful command of light, which she has honed after hours of trial and error, and her love for the Baroque inform her pictorial culinary photographs, which feel like they can be bitten and savoured.
Joana Biarnés was Spain’s first woman photojournalist, one that turned a man’s trade upside down with her extraordinary eye and journalistic pulse. Until 22 December, the Centro de Arte de Tarragona, in partnership with the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, will hold the exhibition 'Joana Biarnés, street fashion', showcasing 88 unpublished images that provide a snapshot of Spanish fashion and society from the 60s and 70s.
Although he lives in New York, Isidro Blasco hasn’t forgot its roots and has just opened a studio in Madrid, a city that is currently showcasing 'Espacio emergente' a site-specific installation at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum until 26 January.
A photographer and a reporter at the same time, Rafael Fabrés is finalising his book 'Cafuné', a heart-breaking work that documents the pacification years of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and describes a hard and complex city during some key years for the future of the country. “I’m at a stage,” he says, “where I’m more interested in telling a story than in photography itself.”
Ouka Leele, Alberto García-Alix, Pablo Pérez-Mínguez and Miguel Trillo star in the photographic exhibition 'La Movida. Chronicle of A Turmoil. 1978-1988', which opens in Barcelona on 17 October.
Food photography is going through a glorious phase. We talked with Mikel Ponce, one of the experts in the field, about a trend that, in recent years, has jumped from the kitchen to bookshelves in the form of genuine artist books.
From drag balls in 1920s New York to Parisian ballrooms in 2019, voguing has never lost its lustre. Now landing in Spain, it is here to stay. Come on, vogue!
We speak with Gervasio Sánchez, one of the most internationally-renowned Spanish photojournalists.
It’s time to reclaim one of Spain’s most established and talented photographers, probably one of today’s best portraitists. Hardened in many battles, Javier Salas is the one to call when a cover is meant to endure.
PHotoESPAÑA turns 22. This year, 296 photographers will show their work in 85 exhibitions spread over six cities. Here are a few essential visits in Madrid, Santander, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Segovia.
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Beauty, chaos and paradoxes on the dance floor to understand the youth of today, to understand himself. In 'Time Revealed', the Galician artist explores the nightlife of Rome and Madrid to capture the frenzy that produces as much exaltation as emptiness. PHotoESPAÑA takes him out of his night lab to exhibit his work.
David Jiménez, a pioneer of the photobook in Spain, bring us 'Universes', his first retrospective.
The artist behind ‘The Incised Shadow’, on show at PHotoESPAÑA 2019, says the profound reflection pervading his work was developed with tools that are much more basic and essential than a camera or an objective—time, silence, and intuition.