ART PHOTO BCN AGAINST THE TRAFFIC OF TALENTS

 

 

With more than 2000 participants, among them 100 photographers, 12 galleries and 6 specialized schools, the IV Edition of this festival bets on a reinforcement of the artist's vision denouncing the talent flight that is suffering today. Powered by Art Deal Project, an art agency led by Isabel Lázaro, curator, art historian and gallery owner, this meeting has been consolidated thanks to the emerging photography show.

 

 

 

 

Art Photo BCN is defined as an artistic showcase and inflection point, in which all the professionals of the sector contribute their particular granite of sand. The festival has a large selection committee composed of Gonzalo Golpe (independent editor), Moritz Neumüller (curator of Art), Semiramis González (art curator), Jesús Micó (director of Kursala, UCA), Simona Rota ), Isabel Lázaro (Art Photo Bcn), Stefano Marchei (Art Photo Bcn) and Ariadna Serra (designer). As well as, visioners that bring the extra quality to an event of these characteristics. Eliza Norandi (curator and director of the MAV Festival in Catalonia), Erika Bornay (UB), Angel Samblancat (Marchante), Flor Vacherand (CC Pati. Llimona), Ada Sbricolli and Arola Valls (CFD Barcelona), Carmen Dalmau (Zero Gallery - EFTI), Roger Batista and Xavier Frances (COPIA), Alejandro Maureira (NEXO PHOTO) and Gustavo Alemán (Fuego Books).

 

 

 

Thanks to the collaboration of these professionals, a series of prizes will be awarded according to the relevant category, these are:

 

ART PHOTO BCN PRIZE Image and exhibition space at the next edition of the Art Photo Bcn festival
CFD PRIZE Exhibition
CENTER CIVIC PATI LLIMONA PRIZE Exhibition
EFTI AWARD Training grant at EFTI. International Center of Photography and Cinema. Madrid
COPIES WALL AWARD Production and exhibition
IDEP PRIZE Scholarship for IDEP training to study the Postgraduate of Contemporary Art Photography during the 2017-18 academic year

 

Photographers and projects:
- Gema Polanco, As God Rules
- Bárbara Traver, Portrait
- Oriol Miñarro, LÓBULO OCCIPITAL
- Leafhopper - Blanca Galindo & David Simon Martret, It's a wonderful life
- Antonio González Caro, Hunting shadows
- Fernando García Berdeja, First fiction: divergences
- José Luis Carrillo, The children of the deer
- Tiago Casanova, Uncover

 

 

 

 

There will also be a series of activities including Workshop, Scenic Photography, and Workshop The goal is the way. Masterclass, The curious world of the photobook. Facilities, Relationships and Dependencies, photography and installation by Lola Guerrera. Round table with, Phenomenon photolibro, Protagonists and processes. With the participation of: Jon Uriarte, Toni Amengual, Alberto Salván (Three Graphic Types), among others and the course taught by Abel Azcona, Visual Empowerment: from the body to the image. For more information info@artphotobcn.com

 

 

 

 

 

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.