100 x 200 mm
The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts PHotoESPAÑA 2022 takes place this year between June 1 and August 28. This edition celebrates its 25th anniversary in 31 national and 12 international venues, with 120 exhibitions by 442 photographers and visual artists. Alcalá de Henares, Cuenca, Santander, Valladolid and Zaragoza, among other cities, participate in the festival and this year National Heritage is also incorporated. Vicent Todolí and Sandra Guimarães are the guest curators of this edition and under the title Sculpting Reality they offer an overview of documentary-style photography. The exhibition program also features artists such as Walker Evans, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, Louis Faurer, Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Frank, Joel Meyerowitz, Tod Papageorge, Ricardo Rangel, Anthony Hernandez, Mike Mandel, Harry Callahan, Susan Meiselas, David Goldblatt, Jürgen Schadeberg, Edward Ruscha, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Lewis Baltz, Humberto Rivas, Luigi Ghirri, Ian Wallace, Xavier Ribas, Bleda y Rosa, Yto Barrada or Paul Graham , among others The Festival also displays a range of female perspectives in photography , which comes from authors such as Tina Modotti , Kati Horna , Margaret Michaelis and Germaine Krull Spanish photography is represented by classic authors such as Francesc Català Roca and Carlos Pérez Siquier, and contemporaries such as Alberto García Alix, Aleix Plademunt, Estela de Castro, Marta Soul or Juan Baraja, among others. In the Royal Palace of Madrid, some of the best examples of landscape photography from the Royal Collections of authors such as William Atkinson, Jean Laurent, Charles Clifford or Wodbury & Page establish a dialogue with images by the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. For its part, the OFF Festival has the participation of 29 galleries from Madrid, which join PHotoESPAÑA with another series of interesting photographic proposals.
About the Exhibition
PHotoESPAÑA was born in June 1998 with the aim of being a photography festival carried out by society. Promoted by the Contemporary Foundation and organized by La Fábrica, PHotoESPAÑA makes Madrid and Spain become each year a meeting point for the world of Photography. A festival designed and made in Spain, which has become an international reference thanks to the work and involvement of specialists and agents from the artistic, cultural, and political fields, the collaboration of institutions and the participation of the public.
The Festival has always had a international vision, directing his gaze to large artistic territories: Europe, North America, Latin America, the Far East, etc. However, Spanish photography has always had a relevant role in PHotoESPAÑA, whose intention is to present a panorama that accounts for its richness, energy and plurality. The seventeenth edition, in 2014, was entirely dedicated to the evolution of Spanish photography from the XNUMXth century to the present, highlighting the work of young creators who are contributing new ways of looking at photography and who enjoy an important international echo.
One of the most personal characteristics of the Festival is the choice of a general commissioner who is in charge of programming for three consecutive years. Three years are enough to develop theories and concepts around the photographic fact.
About the Director
Claude Bussac has been appointed as the new director of PhotoEspaña. Born in Narbonne, France in 1963, she is incorporated into the Festival’s team after seven years as Director of Artistic Studies in the House of Velazquez in Madrid. Since 1990 she has been responsible for the communications of the Autumn Festival in Madrid, the International Festival of Classic Theatre of Almagro and the Madrid Circle of Fine Arts. The new director of the Festival is a graduate of International and European Economy from the University of Paris, Pantheon Sorbonne; she has a doctorate in the History of European Art and Culture from the University of Provence and a Masters in Management of Cultural Institutions from the Dauphine University of Paris.
Claude Bussac, who replaces Pablo Berástegui in the direction of the Festival, assumes the role with the objective of consolidating PhotoEspaña as one of the most outstanding cultural meetings of the international artistic panorama, to develop new lines of action for the fundraising, to promote institutionally relationships and to develop the program of exhibitions and activities for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the contest.
About the Publisher
La Fábrica is the publishing area of La Fábrica, a private company of cultural management. They publish books and magazines focused on photography, art and literature as well as making books on behalf of private companies and public institutions.