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Guests. OjodePez. III Photo Meeting Barcelona '13


James Nachtwey James Nachtwey

Since 1981, James Nachtwey has spent his career documenting wars and critical social issues worldwide. Driven by the belief that public awareness is key to the process of change and that photographs of war in the mass media can be an effective voice in the clamour for peace, he has covered conflicts on all continents.

 

In Europe, he documented the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the war in Chechnya and civil unrest in Northern Ireland. In Africa, he photographed the genocide in Rwanda, famine as a weapon of mass destruction in Somalia and Sudan and the liberation struggle in South Africa. He documented the civil wars that engulfed Central America during the 1980s, from El Salvador to Nicaragua and Guatemala, as well as the US invasion of Panama. In the Middle East, he has covered the Palestinian–Israeli conflict for over twenty years, as well as the civil wars in Lebanon and, most recently, the war in Iraq, where he was wounded in a grenade attack. He began working in Afghanistan during the 1980s, photographing the resistance to the Soviet occupation, followed by the Afghan civil war, and the offensive against the Taliban in 2001. In January that year, he photographed a cover story for Time magazine on the American military fighting in Helmand Province.

 

In addition, Nachtwey has received numerous awards from the journalism profession, as well as for his contributions to art and humanitarian causes. In 2001 he received a Common Wealth Award together with geneticist J Craig Venter, author Philip Roth and actor Morgan Freeman. In 2003 he received the Dan David Prize and in 2007, the Heinz Family Foundation Award. In 2012 he won the Dresden Prize for promoting world peace; previously recipients included Mikhail Gorbachev and Daniel Barenboim.

Nachtwey is a five-time winner of the Robert Capa Gold Medal for exceptional courage and enterprise. He has been named Magazine Photographer of the Year eight times. He has received the top prize from the World Press Photo Foundation twice, the Infinity Award for photojournalism three times, the Bayeaux Award for war correspondents twice and the Leica Award twice. In addition he has been the recipient of the Henry Luce Award for corporate leadership, the Leipzig Foundation award for the advancement of freedom of the press, the Dr Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award and lifetime achievement awards from both the Overseas Press Club and Time Inc.

 

Nachtwey’s photographs form part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Getty Museum, among other venues. He has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide.
Although Nachtwey never formally studied photography, he has been awarded four honorary doctorate degrees from American universities.


Gervasio Sánchez Gervasio Sánchez

This Spanish journalist and photographer was born in Córdoba in 1959. Since graduating in journalism from the Department of Information Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1984, he has worked as a freelance journalist for several newspapers and magazines, specialising in armed conflicts.

 

From 1984 to 1992 he covered most of the armed conflicts in Latin America. Since 1988 he has had close ties with Heraldo de Aragón newspaper. He has worked as special correspondent during the Gulf War and different armed conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

 

He was awarded the Best Photographic Work of the Year Award in 1994 from the International Press Club in Madrid for his coverage of the war in Bosnia, and the Human Rights in Journalism Award for his book Vidas minadas [Undermined Lives], among others. In 2011, Missing project have exhibited his [Disappeared].


Bernat Armangué Bernat Armangué


This Catalan photographer was born in Barcelona in 1978. He began his career at the age of 21 working freelance for Spanish newspapers such as Diari de Terrassa and later El Periódico de Catalunya. Since 2005 he has worked full time for The Associated Press (AP).

 

He currently lives in the Middle East and covers the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, as well as political stories such as the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008, the war in Libya and the political transition in Egypt.

 

He won one of the first-prize stories in the Spot News category at the 2013 World Press Photo with a series on the consequences of one of the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. One of these photographs, Last Kiss, shows a Palestinian man kissing the hand of a dead relative in the morgue of Shifa hospital in Gaza City. This photograph also won First Place in the General News category of the US Pictures of the Year International Competition.

 

Bernat Armangué has received numerous awards such a : The Overseas Press Club Of America – The John Faber Award, China International Press Photo Contest (picture of the year), NPPA – Best of Photojournalism 2013 and 2012, 70th POYi – Pictures of the Year International 2013, TIME’s Top 10 photos of 2012 and 68th POYi – Pictures of the Year international 2011.


Samuel Aranda Samuel Aranda


This Catalan photojournalist was born in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona) in 1979. He started working as a photojournalist at the age of 19 and had his work published in the media, including 20 minutes, El Periódico de Catalunya and El Pais newspapers. Since 2006 he has worked freelance on many different projects abroad, mainly in India, Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Colombia, Naples and South Africa.

 

He continues to publish in Spanish and international media, including La Vanguardia Magazine's El, The Country, The Guardian, The New York Times, Time and Newsweek, among others. In 2011 he had an exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes in New York. His latest work focuses on the uprisings in North Africa and Yemen, where he took the winning photo for the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year.


Arianna Rinaldo Arianna Rinaldo


Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range, from photo editing, curating exhibits and book projects as well as teaching.
She is the Director of Ojodepez, the documentary photography quarterly by LaFabrica, Madrid. In 2012, she has been appointed artistic director of Cortona OnTheMove, the annual international photo festival focusing on photography and the journey, taking place in the beautiful region of Tuscany, Italy.
 
Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 in New York, as Archive Director at Magnum Photos. Back in Italy in 2001, as picture editor for Colors magazine she commissioned international photographers to produce documentary and research projects around the world. Between 2008 and 2011, she was photo consultant at D-La Repubblica, the weekend supplement of Italy’s main newspaper.
 
She collaborates with major publishing houses for special projects, and has been on several portfolio review panels worldwide (including Fotofest in Houston, Photo image Berlino, Rhubarb a Birmingham, The Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles Gold Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan); as well as an international prize jury member as World Press Photo


Evelien Kunst Evelien Kunst


Reviewer

Born in the Netherlands in 1972, she is managing director of NOOR, a select group of highly accomplished photojournalists and documentary storytellers who focus on contemporary global issues.
 
She has nearly 15 years of international experience in the photography industry, working in advertising, communication, education and photographer relations. Between 2008 and 2012, she worked at The Red Dot Agency, a creative and strategic communications agency, and from 1999 to 2008 she worked at World Press Photo, organising training for photographers around the world and overseeing the renowned Joop Swart Masterclass. She has an MA in communications from the University of Amsterdam and is based in Amsterdam.


Magdalena Herrera Magdalena Herrera


Reviewer

Paris-based French citizen born in Havana, Cuba. Director of photography at GEO France. Before joining GEO, Magdalena had worked as art director and head of photography at National Geographic France since the launch of the French edition in 1999. Before she embarked upon her career as a photographer and graphic designer, she had an academic background in art history and aesthetics, including an honours degree from the Sorbonne. She teaches photojournalism at Sciences Po / École de journalisme in Paris and is a tutor and supervisor for photography seminars organised by the World Press Photo Foundation worldwide.
 
She works as a tutor for photojournalism workshops at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, and gave one of the Northern Lights masterclasses in Groningen, the Netherlands.


Mónica Allende Monica Allende


Reviewer

Picture editor at The Sunday Times Magazine. After graduating with a political science degree from the University of London, Allende worked as picture editor for several book publishers before moving into newspapers, first The Independent and then The Sunday Times. She was on the World Press Photo jury in 2012, as well as at Visa pour l’Image, the F awards and the Blurb book awards, among others. Since she joined The Sunday Times Magazine, the publication has won several awards for its photography, including the Picture Editor’s Award for Best Magazine in 2006 and Best Photography at the Design Awards.


Tina Ahrens Tina Ahrens


Reviewer

Co-founder and director of Emphas.is, the first true crowdfunding platform where photographers and filmmakers can connect with their audience and find alternative funding sources for in-depth visual storytelling. Tina is also an independent photo editor and photography consultant. Previously, she worked for GEO Deutschland as senior photo editor in the correspondent office in New York, and has been a workshop teacher, juror and portfolio reviewer at numerous international photography events including PHotoEspaña, Visa pour l'Image, Rencontres d'Arles, Magenta Flash Forward, New York Photo Festival, Nieman Foundation’s Masterclass on Entrepreneurial Journalism and The New York Times Portfolio Review.


Daphné Anglès Daphné Anglès


Reviewer

Paris-based assignments editor for The New York Times. A Franco-American graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, she has worked with The New York Times for over 20 years. She is an active jury member for the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or Award, Scanpix Stora Fotopris, Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondent Award, Price Webdocumentary France 24, Lucas Dolega Prix, Grand Prix Eurazeo and Carmignac Photojournalism Award, and is a nominator for Prix Pictet. She curates photo exhibitions at Galerie Dupon in Paris and is a portfolio reviewer at Lens Culture FotoFest. She has been secretary of the World Press Photo jury since 2009.


Lucy Conticello Lucy Conticello


Reviewer

She has moved between Rome, New York and Paris for many years working as a freelance photo editor for Business Week, The New York Times, The Espresso, The New York Times Magazine and Courrier International. She has worked as a researcher and production editor with Sipa Press and Magnum Photos and is now director of photography at M magazine.


Franco Pagetti Franco Pagetti


Reviewer

Member of VII photo agency. His primary focus has been on conflict zones and he has covered Afghanistan, Kosovo, East Timor, Kashmir, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia and southern Sudan. From January 2003 (three months before the invasion of Baghdad) until the end of 2008, he worked in Iraq as a contributor for Time magazine.

 

His images have captured the horrors of war, the brief and fleeting flowering of hope after the collapse of the Hussein regime, the rise of insurgent and terrorist groups and the inexorable descent into a bloody sectarian civil war. Working in conflict zones has afforded him the opportunity to observe people and societies at their most extreme, under tremendous duress and as such has witnessed the incredible heroism as well as the abhorrent brutality inherent to war.

 

In addition to Time magazine, he has worked on assignment for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Stern, The Sunday Times Magazine and Vogue America. His work appears regularly in Le Figaro Magazine, Paris Match, The World, The Times, The Independent, Foreign Policy and the monthly photojournalism magazine Days Japan. In 2012 he was awarded the Award of Excellence from the Pictures of the Year International Contest and the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Bronze Winner) and was nominated for the Emmy Awards for new approaches to news and documentary. He holds a PhD in chemistry from the Università degli Studi di Milano. He lectures in the department of sociopolitical geography at the Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca; in the department of journalism at the Università di Torino; in narrative and documentary practice at Tufts University in Cambridge, MA; and at the Institute for Global Leadership.


Jon Levy Jon Levy


Reviewer

Born in London in 1967, he is the founder and director of Foto8, a London-based photography company that publishes 8 Magazine, organises the Photo Biennial, and runs the Foto8.com website and HOST gallery in London.

 

Levy studied economics at Manchester University (1985–1988) and went on to develop his interest in photojournalism at the International Center of Photography in New York, where he took the one-year certificate programme in documentary photography and photojournalism.

 

He has freelanced as a news photographer for The Independent, the Gamma Liaison agency and Agence France-Presse (AFP).


Rena Effendi Rena Effendi


Born in 1977 in Baku, Azerbaijan. A firsthand witness to her country’s troubled path from the collapse of the Soviet Union to independence, she focused her early documentary work on the oil industry’s effect on people’s lives in post-Soviet Azerbaijan. As a result, she followed a 1,700 km oil pipeline through Georgia and Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This six-year work was published in 2009 in her first book, Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives along the Pipeline.

 

Rena Effendi has received numerous international awards for her work, including the Prince Claus Fund Award for Cultural Development in 2011, the Getty Images Editorial Grant, and the Magnum Caucasus Photographer Award. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award in Photography and Sustainability and in 2013 she published her second monograph, Liquid Land, documenting the devastating environmental effects of the Soviet oil industry on Baku.


Karim Ben Khelifa Karim Ben Khelifa


This freelance photojournalist is the cofounder and CEO of Emphas.is. For the last twelve years he has covered the conflict in the Middle East. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Time, Le Monde and Stern.


MARI LUZ VIDAL Mari Luz Vidal


Murcia, 1979
Freelance photographer Mari Luz Vidal’s work varies from commissions to personal projects that address, in a documentary manner, the personal conflicts of humans, with themselves and their environment.
She studied at the School of Arts in Murcia and subsequently graduated in Multimedia and Digital Photography at the UPC in Barcelona.

Her projects range from photo journals workshop she carried out alongisde children from the Sahara entitled Saharan´s gazes, visitors’s gazes. The project Beachfront which is still in process, in which she reflects on the complex consciousness of human beings about the construction on the coast and her lastest project Mariona and I with wich she comfronts a personal comfilct with her childhood´s best friend.

Currently she is part of Openhouse Project in Barcelona, where they exhibit and share photographic projects in the intimacy of their own home.


Matt Shonfeld Matt Shonfeld


Director of INSTITUTE in England, a photography platform that works out of Los Angeles, New York and London. He works as an editor, representative and art and multimedia exhibition curator. The photographers he represents include Simon Norfolk, Lauren Greenfield, Guillaume Herbaut and David Chancellor, among others. In 2012, INSTITUTE was named one of the top four photo agencies in the world.


Anastasia Taylor-Lind Anastasia Taylor-Lind


English/ Swedish documentary photographer who is a member of VII photo agency. She is based in London and Works for clients such a GEO Germany, The Telegraph Magazine, The Observer Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Marie Claire, ELLE France, Newsweek, Time or The New York Times.
 
Anastasia´s work has been exhibited internationally, in spaces such as Saatchi Gallery, The Frontline Club, and The National Portrait Gallery in London, Fovea Exhibitions in New York, at the Ledz photo festival in Poland and Photo Gallery in Toronto.
 
She has received number of photography awards, from a diverse range of organizations including a FNAC grant for photojournalism which was presented at the Visa Pour L´Image photojournalism festival in 2011, a Canon Young Photographers award in 2010 and the Royal Photographic Society Joan Wakelin Bursary in 2009. In 2011 Anastasia was selected to participate in the Word Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass


Pepe Font de Mora Pepe Font de Mora


Director of the Fundació Privada Foto Colectania and founder and director of the Railowsky photography gallery in Valencia (1985–2001). He curates photography exhibitions and has been a judge for several awards, including the Spanish National Photography Prize.
 
The director of the Fundació Privada Photo Colectania, he is responsible for new acquisitions for the collection and has curated the following exhibitions: Resonances. Brassaï> Paris / Colom> Barcelona (2003), Private Lives (2004), Strange couples (2006), Tours (2007), Nova avantguarda. Photography Catalan years 50 i 60 (2010), The restless. Spanish photography icons (2012) and Barcelona. 1957 (2012).


Ángela Rodicio Angela Rodicio


Since 1990 she has reported on world events such as the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Iran–Iraq war and the 1991 invasion of Kuwait. She has often said that one of the political figures who made the greatest impression on her was Yitzhak Rabin, whom she interviewed in October 1990 when he was a lowly member of the Knesset.
 
She covered the Bosnian War from Sarajevo. In 1992 she received the two highest news correspondent awards in Spain. In 1997 she witnessed the political and social upheaval in Iran following the victory of reformist Mohammad Khatami. From 2000 to 2004 she was once again a Jerusalem correspondent and in 2003 she reported on the invasion of Iraq from Baghdad.
 
She has won several awards, including the Cirilo Rodríguez Journalism Award, the Victor de la Serna Award, the Bravo Press and Television Award and, in 2001, the Galicia Communication Award, among others.
 
Since 2007 she has been part of the team of reporters for the TV programme Informe semanal.


Ramón Lobo Ramon Lobo


This journalist and writer was born to a Spanish father and an English mother and has lived in Spain since 1960. He graduated in journalism from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and since 1975 has worked for several media organisations, including Pyresa, Radio Intercontinental, Heraldo de Aragon, Radio 80, Actual, The Voice of America, Expansion, Five Days, The Business Gazette and The Sun.
 
From August 1992 to 2012 he worked as an international subeditor for El País, covering conflicts in Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo, Bosnia–Herzegovina, Albania, Chechnya, Iraq, Lebanon, Argentina, Haiti, Rwanda, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Congo, Zimbabwe, Namibia and the Philippines.
 
He won the 18th Cirilo Rodríguez Journalism Award from the Segovia Press Association in 2001 and gave a summer course at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos entitled Los testigos incómodos: reporters in a conflict [Uneasy witnesses: reporters in a conflict zone].


Matías Costa Matias Costa


A journalism graduate from the UCM, Matías Costa explores the terrain of maps and memory by means of evocative images with surprising edges.
 
His work has won accolades worldwide, including the World Press Photo, Discoveries PhotoEspaña, Generations grant, FotoPres grant and the Unicef Photo Award, among others. I've had major exhibitions at Lit House, Hubei Museum of Art in China, PhotoEspaña, Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, the Moscow Photobiennale and the Leica Gallery in New York. His work forms part of leading international art collections and he has published the books The Family Project (Bokeh, 2012) and Matías Costa (Photobolsillo, The Factory, 2011). He cofounded the NOPHOTO collective, which he left in 2012. Matías Costa is currently a member of the Panos Pictures agency in the UK and is represented by the AJG Contemporary Art gallery in Seville. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Sunday Times Magazine, among otheamong others


Javier Arcenillas Javier Arcenillas


A humanist and member of Gea Photowords, Javier Arcenillas produces humanitarian essays on people in societies that curtail and defy right and reason in an increasingly indifferent world.
 
He graduated in psychology from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has won several international awards, including the Arts Press Award, Kodak Young Photographer of the Year, European Social Fund Grant, Fuji Euro Press Photo Award, INJUVE, FotoPres Award, Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, Doñana Journalism Award, Unicef, World Press Photo of the Year, Pictures of the Year and Fotoevidence.
 
His most extensive features can be seen in Time, Reflector, Stern and El Periodico de Guatemala. Since 2010 he has been working on Sicarios, exhibited at PHE11.


Alfons Rodríguez Alfons Rodriguez


DOCUMENTARY PHOTOJOURNALIST.

Born in Barcelona-Spain (1968).

In the last 25 years, Alfons has been travelling across more than 90 countries, reporting from Iraq, North Korea, Jaffna, the Potosi Mines, San Pedro Penitenciary and Choquequirao Citadel among others. Other works covered leprosy, an intense gaze into the bowels of Mumbai, the war in DR Congo, the social truth in South Africa and the genocide of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
His latest effort is a documentary project, The Third Rider, a deep insight on starvation and undernutrition around the world, and recently the story of armenian genocide.

Alfons’ pictures have been published in several media around the world, including National Geographic Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Republic, Geo, The Courrier, Free, La Vie, The Moments Count Journal, Storica National Geographic, The World, La Vanguardia Magazine, The Country, The Newspaper, Lens NYT and Yo Dona. “Walata and Tichitt, heart and soul of the Mauritanian desert”, “Figuig, Memories of an oasis”, “Between Gazes” and “The Third Rider” are among his books.

His work has been exhibited in Spain, United States, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mauritania and Italy.
Alfons teaches photojournalism in private schools and Universities worldwide. 
The awards he received include the REVELA award, the Spain National Social Reportage Award 2010, a mention in the XIV International Award of Medicus Mundi Luís Valtueña and the Prix Pont in Ars to his career. In 2011 he received one of the most important Spanish awards: the Godó Award of Photojournalism. In 2012 his work The Third Rider has been honored by His Majesty the Prince of Asturias.


Arantxa Cedillo Arantxa Cedillo


Born in Madrid in 1977, she studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. She entered the photography industry a decade ago and has spent the last four years living and travelling in Asia, including Cambodia, Bangladesh, Laos and Nepal.
 
Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, Time, GEO, CNN, The Australian, Colors, Culture Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine and El País Semanal, among others. She has collaborated extensively with organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration.
 
Cedillo has won several international awards, including the Ian Parry Award, the Magenta Foundation’s Emerging Photographers Award and the Alexandra Boulat Scholarship TPW and her work has been widely exhibited in galleries in Australia, Canada, Japan, Cambodia, England, The United States and Spain.


Alvaro Deprit Alvaro Deprit


Documentary photographer. Originally from Madrid, he has lived in Italy since 2004 and divides his time between Rome and Istanbul. He is especially interested in Turkish culture and modernisation, as well as European immigration and ways of adapting. In recent years his work has centred on young immigrants and he produced a personal project in the south of Spain.
 
He studied German in Spain and Germany, and sociology in Italy. His work has been on show in Rome, Barcelona, London and New York and has been published in L’Espresso, Newsweek, The Fader, International, Vanity Fair, Riders, The Newspaper, Glamour, Reise Magazine, Seven, Altaïr, NZZ, A Republic, Il Magazine and The New York Times’ Lens blog. In 2012 he won the PHotoEspaña OjodePez Award for Human Values, the BJP International Photography Award and the Viewbook Photostory Contest. He is represented by the OnOff Picture photo agency in Rome.


Xavier Cervera Xavier Cervera


He is a freelance photographer based in Barcelona. He has travelled to around fifty countries on assignments and personal projects, with a particular emphasis on England, China and Colombia. He is a regular contributor to LaVanguardia and has also worked for The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, TIME, Der Spiegel, Die Weltwoche, Libération or Clarín… He is represented by Panos Pictures.

He has collaborated with NGOs and foundations including Optics X Món, MSF, Oxfam and The Open Society Foundation.

He studied photography at UPC and at the University of Westminster in London. He is a photojournalism lecturer at UAB.

In recent years, he has documented the effects of the ‘brick bubble’ construction crash in Spain and has engaged with environmental issues, examining how climate change is affecting regions as diverse as the Arctic and the Pyrenees.


Joan Pujol Creus

John Hill Crosses


He was born in 1977 in Centelles, and he studied Image and sound in Barcelona. Since then he has been working as a photographer in local press and he has published reports in magazines like “Country Weekly” and the “La Vanguardia Magazine”, , The World, The World Magazine, The Independent, among others. In 2003 he got a scholarship for the “7 Gijon photojournalism Meeting” and an INJUVE prize. In 2004 he obtained a scholarship of the Photography seminary and journalism of Albarracin. Between 2005 and 2008 he have received several mentions, for example: “Vic Award”, “7 Caixa Terrassa fotogafia of Premi”… In 2010 he spent Inur months in Paris with a scholarship granted by the Ministry of Culture Colesp to Paris to perform the project Light and color in Paris. The same year he received a grant from professional sfp Albarracin, and in 2012 he was selected Scan Tarragona. Right now he combine his work in the studio with the elaboration of reports and personal photography projects.


Ruido Photo Ruido Photo


RUIDO Photo is an organisation made up of photographers, journalists and designers who see documentaries as a thought-provoking tool for bringing about social change. It is a platform for making independent, culturally committed documentaries with a powerful social core.
 
It is based in Barcelona and carries out activities on four continents. It focuses on three interlinked areas of action: research and documentation, training and promotion, and energising communities. It works with carefully defined areas of interest: migration, conflicts and violence.


Pandora Pandora


This collective is made up of documentary photographers who joined forces in 2007 to show different aspects of the contemporary world. They combine their individual work with group projects using both photography and video. They are interested in social and environmental issues from a global perspective and explore various different ways of understanding documentary photography.


Phacto Phacto


A collective of Barcelona-based photographers who came together to set up a lab for experimenting with visual culture. Its main goal is to foster intercultural dialogue on contemporary subjects using documentary photography’s many forms of expression as a tool. Phacto uses specific actions to create thought-provoking spaces for dialogue, communication and sharing ideas and experiences.


Calle 35 Calle 35


The Calle 35 collective aims to encourage and promote street photography. Setup by Marcelo Caballero, Carlos Prieto, Rafa Pérez, Domingo Venero Barberán and Rafa Badia in early 2011, this Barcelona-based group brings together the visions of sixteen street photographers.
 
For all of them, urban photography is a form of aesthetic expression and a record of an age. They also champion the pacific, playful use of public thoroughfares as a social space for everyone.
 
Calle 35 runs a website with photo galleries, a weekly blog and a Photo of the Week section, and organises workshops and talks. It also carries out group photo projects and puts on national and international exhibitions.