Art Photo Bcn holds its third edition

 

 

Bring the public to the emerging picture to turn on the art circuit including new talents and creative values ??in the art scene, to strengthen the work of galleries specializing in photography ... With these objectives starts the third edition of the fair and festival of photography Art Photo Barcelona held from 27 to 29 May 2016 at the Hotel chic & basic Ramblas.

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn has been created and developed by Isabel Lazaro art historian, curator and gallerist with Paolo Maistri, artistic promoter previously responsible for projects such as the Design Miami fair in Basel and Miami. They have created an exhibition platform for new photographers in a relaxed atmosphere in which the creators have the opportunity to explain their project to the "visionadores" (university professors, established artists, gallery owners, cultural managers and curators, museum directors and Foundations) and the selection committee, and receive important feed back. In this edition, the committee is formed by Gonzalo Golpe (independent editor), Moritz Neumüller (independent curator), Semíramis González (independent curator), Simona Rota (Photographer), Gerard Calderón (artist and cultural manager), Paolo Maistri (Art Photo Bcn), Isabel Lazaro (Art Photo Bcn), Stefano Marchei (Art Photo BCN) and Ariadna Serra (designer).

 

 

 

 

Exhibitors
Eva Díez - Renacer
Arte a un click, Irene Cruz, Leila Amat and David Catá
Noorforart Gallery (Aix en Provence) Johann Fournier, Caroline Leite, Laetitia Lesaffre
Jonathan Kugel (London) Anthony Valon, Vianney Le Caer, Darwin Sinke Van Tongeren
Zero Gallery (Oosterhout, Netherlands) Eny Lopez.
The Catascopio (Barcelona) Javier Hirschfeld, Mário Macilau, Victor Omar Diop
Fifty Dots (Barcelona) Lídia Vives, Xose Casal, Dani Garcia Saraiba
Zero (Madrid) Miguel Angel Rego Gallery
Art Deal project (Barcelona) Patricio Cassinoni

 

 

 

 

Art Photo Bcn also offers a program of activitieswith the Workshop Local regeneration through photography with Cecilio Puertas, the conference "A path" project by the photographer Eva Díez, WOMEN LOOKING WOMEN project by Mila Abadía, workshop about the creative photography with Irene Cruz and Leila Amat , the conference TWO EYES AND A DESTINATION with Miguel Trillo and the roundtable "Teaching ways of looking", visions of contemporary photography with Carmen Dalmau (EFTI), Pedro Vicente (ELISAVA), Camila Maffei and Eugeni Gay Marin (the Observatory) and Arianna Rinaldo as moderator.

 


 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.