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Guests. OjodePez. IV Photo Meeting Barcelona ’14


Martin Parr Martin Parr

United Kingdom
 
Member of Magnum Photos since 1994, he has been investigating concepts of leisure, consumption and communication over the last four decades. Never exempt from criticism, his photographs reflect the banality, boredom and decay of British society and the lack of meaning of global tourism industry, as portrayed in projects such as Boured Couples or Common Sens.

 

Just before finishing Art School in 1975, his work aimed to mirror the lifestyle of ordinary people. So, in his first body of work The Non-Conformists, Parr photographed a small town in Yorkshire to document and research declining traditional way of life.

 

His photographic projects, internationally recognized for his approach to documentary photography from the irony and certain sense of humor, is part of permanent collections at several art centers, such as MoMA (New York) or Tate Modern (London). A large retrospective of Martin Parr’s work was initiated by the Barbican Art Gallery in London, and has been shown at Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid) in 2003.
 
Photography: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos.


Luis Baylón Luis Baylón

Spain
 
He is a great portraitist of Madrid, his city. He starts collaborating regularly with publishing houses and carries out commissions for advertising campaigns on behalf of record labels and other media, such as Ajoblanco, El País Semanal, El Europeo, El Mundo Magazine, Tentaciones and El Canto de la Tripulación. In 1987 his friend Quico Rivas taps him with a proposal to open a professional studio in Vallecas together with Alberto García-Alix. Two years later he would fit a black and white lab to provide a service for other professionals. In 1998 he featured in the first edition of PHotoEspaña, in the group exhibition held in the Nájera Gallery of Madrid.


David Balsells David Balsells

Spain

 
Historian and exhibition curator. He started out collecting contemporary photography but then focused on conserving Catalan photographic heritage, first at the Photography Department at the Fundació Joan Miró and, after 1997, as head curator at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), where he attracted major donations and deposits from both artists and collectors. Between 1988 and 2002 he was director of Primavera Fotogràfica and in 2011 he was awarded the Premi Nacional de Cultura from the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts. Currently he heads SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography.


Txema Salvans Txema Salvans

Spain

 
He combined photography with his degree in biology. He published his first features at the end of the 1980s. He has collaborated with El País Semanal, Magazine by La Vanguardia, and El Dominical by El Periódico de Catalunya. Recently, he published The Waiting Game, which earned him the prize of the Latin American photography competition of the publishing house RM, about prostitution on the road between Junquera and Algeciras.
 
Salvans moves in the field of documentary photography and seeks a unique vision as a signature photographer. He has captured the everyday life of Spanish people and the way they manage their free time. He experiments with different camera formats: Nice to Meet You gathers his first period of 35 mm photography, with images framed in the style of Eugène Richard and Cartier-Bresson; later he would work on the Mediterranean coastline in middle format, distancing himself somewhat both physically and emotionally; and then he would reach the current stage where he uses large format cameras, capturing sets on which the human body has a tragic impact.


Emily Adams Emily Adams

USA
 
She runs the PIC.A PHotoEspaña International Centre Alcobendas programme. She has worked with PHotoEspaña since 2005, first coordinating professional programmes and currently as head of exhibitions. She studied art history at Casa Lamm and worked at the Centro de la Imagen, both in Mexico City. She has taught at the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, the Centro Nacional de las Artes CONARTE in Monterrey and the Universidad Europea in Madrid. She has taken part in portfolio viewings at FotoFest Houston, los Rencontres d’Arles and Mission Jeunes Artistes in France, Savignano Immagini Festival in Italy and Thessaloniki Photography Festival in Greece.


Mauro Bedoni Mauro Bedoni

Italy
 

Reviewer

Graduated from the University of Padua with a thesis on Photojournalism. As a photojournalist he worked for various Italian photo agencies, principally shooting spot and general news. In 2007 he started working as the photo editor of COLORS, the international quarterly magazine created by Oliviero Toscani and published by Benetton, assigning more than 100 photographers in 50+ countries. For COLORS, he has often been asked to give lectures in various universities, art schools and festivals around the globe. In addition, he’s been nominated picture editor of the year at the Lucie Awards 2011.
 
Photography: Marina Rosso/Fabrica.


Maite Caramés Maite Caramés

Spain
 
She uses the photo as narrative, told in the form of stories, series or sequences. Her pictures are not the product of an intention, narrative or previous scheme but start of meetings or moments findings suggest and provoke me. Working intuitively and sometimes She´s not aware of where they come from my obsessions.
 
The everyday and banal is always staged to demonstrate the fragile line between reality and unreality. The result are images suspended in time, without references or nominations, throwing questions and incite to suspect the unexpected.
 
Technically work in analogic and medium format cameras. Each story has a language and a way of being built. The camera is important for shaping that language.
 
She believes that the mind is an endless source of creative consciousness. The ideas that are very intimate and reflect human: time, death, rebirth, beauty, desire.


Jim Casper Jim Casper

France
 
Reviewer

Jim Casper is the founder and director of LensCulture, a global photography network and online magazine that celebrates current trends in contemporary photography in the fields of art, media, politics, commerce and popular cultures worldwide. LensCulture currently attracts readers from over 80 countries every day and reaches more than 500,000 photography lovers through its networks every month.
 
LensCulture grants international photography awards and hosts large-scale annual portfolio reviews in Paris that have boosted the careers of hundreds of photographers. Casper curates art exhibitions, writes about photography for magazines and books, lectures, gives workshops, serves as an international juror and portfolio reviewer and is an adviser to arts and education organisations.


Tim Clark Tim Clark

United Kingdom

 
Rewiever

Editor-in Chief and Director of 1000 Words, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary art photography in the UK and beyond. His texts on photography have appeared in The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, Foam Magazine, Time Lightbox, The British Journal of Photography and Next amongst other publications as well as in exhibition catalogues. He regularly organises workshops with high-profile photographers in various cities across the globe. Clark has judged a number of awards and competitions and has also been invited to several review portfolios.


Camilla de Maffei Camilla de Maffei

Italy
 
She is freelance photographer and since 2009 she has been specializing in the Balkans area. She has developed her long terms projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania investigating the concepts of limit, borders and periphery bound to the idea of political and geographical Europe. Her works have been published in El Periódico de Catalunya, Metrópolis, Emergency, Positive Magazine, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso and OjodePez. Recently, she was shortlisted by PDN – Photography District News of New York as one of the 30 new and emerging photographs to wath in 2014. She is also the founder and coordinator at El Observatorio, Space for Creative Photography.


Raphaël Dallaporta Raphaël Dallaporta

France

 
Documentary photographer concerned with public issues addressing human rights, he has garnered international acclaim for his engaging projects. He is the winner of the 2010 Young Photographer ICP Infinity Award and Foam’s 2011 Paul Huf Award. Solo exhibitions include Protocole at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne; Autopsy, curated by Kathy Ryan at the New York 2008 Photo Festival, and Antipersonnel curated by Martin Parr at the Rencontres d’Arles 2004, among many others in Europe, Asia and New York.


Salvi Danés Salvi Danés

Spain
 
He specialized in documentary photography at Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya. His work has been recognized several times in national and international competitions, including Foam Talent 2013, Sony World Photography Award 2008 in university category and a second position in the same award (in this case in documentary category) the following year. He also been awarded the New Talent FNAC Award 2011 and was shortlisted for the RM Latin American Book Award 2013.


Carine Dolek Carine Dolek

France
 

She is a member of the Fetart Association, a French organization working to promote ideas and support emerging international artists to expose their projects both in France and internationally. From this platform, she is the cofounder of Circulation(s), a Paris-based festival with the aim to help young photographers to enter the professional world and to show the public an innovative contemporary art scene. She also works as a journalist for the magazine Réponses Photo, exhibition organizer, photography scene press attaché and is soon opening a gallery, Le Petit Espace.
 

Photography: Courtesy Bernard Saint-Genès/Connaissance des Arts


Iñaki Domingo Iñaki Domingo

Spain
 
Reviewer

(Madrid, 1978) is a photographer and publisher. He is a founding member of Nophoto collective and codirector of 30y3.com platform, which specialises in contemporary Spanish photography. He has won a number of awards and grants for his work, which has been exhibited at galleries and art centres in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
 
He was head of Ivorypress publishing house between 2009 and 2013, where he was creative editor of C Photo, and is currently creative director at RM publishing house. He has curated several international exhibitions and teaches at university and photography schools.


“Joan Joan Fontcuberta

Spain

 
He combines his work as a photographer with duties as a critic and theorist; he is a historian of photography, curator, editor, and university lecturer. In 1982 he cofounded Primavera Fotogràfica of Catalunya, the first photography festival in Spain. Additionally, he has been the artistic director of the Rencontres d’Arles. He has held solo exhibitions at MoMA in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Valencia Institute of Modern Art, among other cultural centers. Winner of the National Photography Prize in 1998, he has also been awarded the International Hasselblad Prize in 2013.


Caroline Hunter Caroline Hunter

United Kingdom
 
Reviewer

Based in London, she is Deputy Picture Editor of The Guardian’s Weekend Magazine. She has over fifteen years experience of commissioning and art-directing portraits, photo-journalism, celebrity shoots, still-life, interiors, beauty and conceptual photography. Previous to the Guardian, she worked for Time Out London, Emap publications and The Saturday Telegraph Magazine. She has degrees in Fashion Journalism and English Literature and she is a regular portfolio reviewer and judge at international photo-festivals.


Stanislas Guigui Stanislas Guigui

France

 
He is member of the agency VU. Nonconformist and engaged photograph, between contemporary art and photojournalism, he is permanently interested in the social themes of exclusion and marginal groups. In 1996 he moves off to Colombia, where as a consequence of a civil war thousands of homeless people haunt the streets of Bogota and more preciously of El Cartucho district, where he took photos during 3 years, showing their miserable living conditions. His work was rewarded by PHotoEspaña in 2006 and Unicef in 2008.


Martin Kollar Martin Kollar

Czech Republic

 
He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava and has been working as a freelance photographer and cinematographer since he graduated. He has received several grants and awards, including the 3PPP photography grant, Oscar Barnack Award (honorable mention) and the Backlight Photography Award in Finland. His work has been exhibited across the world, including Paris, Toulouse, Berlin or Shanghai. He has published three photography books: Nothing Special (Actes Sud, 2008), Cahier (Diaphane, 2011) and Field trip (Mack, 2013).


Marloes Krijnen Marloes Krijnen

Netherlands
 
Reviewer

She is the Founding Director of Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, that has established itself as a renowned platform for photography in all its forms with an emphasis on upcoming artists. She studied Political Sciences and Mass Communication at the University of Amsterdam and was the director of the World Press Photo for ten years. Besides that, Krijnen has taken part in several juries: the ICP Infinity Awards, the Rencontres d’Arles, the Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie in Bamako, the ICP Infinity Awards and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. In addition, she is the Editor-in-chief of Foam Magazine.


Christophe Laloi Christophe Laloi

France
 
Christophe Laloi graduated from the École nationale supérieure de la photographie d’Arles, France in 1996, with master’s degree in History of Art. After he graduated from school, he founded the Voies Off Festival at the Rencontres d’Arles. He continues to act as artistic director and director of programming at the festival, where he selects more than 60 artists each year from five continents. Laloi is a key member of the jury for the Prix Voies Off. He organizes portfolio reviews, meetings between photographers and expert reviewers, as well as a variety of exhibitions. Between 2000 and 2005, he also undertook creative activities in the areas of scenography, installation and projection of photography. He has been a lecturer at the École nationale supérieure de la photographie d’Arles for ten years. He has also been a reviewer for many festivals in France, Denmark, Turkey, Spain and England.
In 2007, Mr. Laloi opened the Galerie Voies Off. This exhibition space presents emerging and established photographers throughout the year. He also founded a professional digital printing laboratory for contemporary photography in Arles.


Diambra Mariani Diambra Mariani

Italy
 
Born in Verona, Italy, in 1982, she graduated in law in Milan and did a master’s in photography in Venice. In 2010 she started working as a freelance photographer and in 2011 she joined Prospekt Agency in Milan. She has travelled in Latin America, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Palestine and eastern Europe.
 
Her pictures have been exhibited in Italy and abroad, including Les Rencontres d’Arles – La Nuit de l’Année, Fotoleggendo Roma – Inner Vision about the World, Slideluck London – Format Festival, Art Madrid Fair and Valid Foto Barcelona, among others, and have been published in The Sunday Times Magazine, D La Repubblica delle Donne, The Espresso, Vanity Fair, Corriere della Sera and Sportweek, among others.
 
In 2010 she won first prize at the Inail/Prospekt Awards and in 2011 she won a special mention at the Giovanni Tabò Awards. In 2013 she was selected for Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña and in 2014 she is one of the finalists for the Fundació Vila Casas Photography Prize.
She is represented by Marc De Coene Fine Art Gallery.


Óscar Monzón Óscar Monzón

Spain

 
He is a member of Blank Paper, collective formed to promote new documentary photography, from its foundation date in 2003. He has been awarded a Visual Arts and Photography grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture to work at Colegio de España in Paris and he was finalist at Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña 2011. In 2013, he also won the Paris-Photo/Aperture Foundation Photography Book Award for his first book, Karma. His work has been exhibited at Carmen de la Guerra gallery, El Escaparate de San Pedro, Conde Duque and Tabacalera, all in Madrid, and has taken part in the Iberoamerican itinerant exhibitions E-CO and Laberinto de Miradas.


Andreas Müller-Pohle Andreas Müller-Pohle

Germany
 
Reviewer

Berlin-based media artist and publisher. He studied Economics and Communications at the Universities of Hannover and, in 1979, founded European Photography, an independent art magazine for contemporary photography and new media. As photographer, Müller-Pohle’s works have been widely published and exhibited and are included in numerous private and museum collections worldwide. In his most recent projects, he addresses the subject of water with extensive portraits of the Danube River and the megalopolis of Hong Kong.


Diego Orlando Diego Orlando

Italy
 
Since 2010, is the photoeditor and responsible of special projects for Burn magazine, an evolving journal both in print and digital for emerging photographers. Based in Venice, Orlando also is co-founder and co-director (together with his colleague Fabio Balan) of International Photographic Contest WINEPHOTO, devoted on the work of young authors that go on to receive international acknowledgement. In addition, he coordinates books production, is creative director for several events and exhibitions and works as freelance photographer devoted to daily life.


Arianna Rinaldo Arianna Rinaldo

Spain
 
She works with photography at a wide range, as freelance photo editor and curator, publishing projects and teaching. She also heads OjodePez, the documentary photography magazine published quarterly by La Fábrica, Madrid. She is in charge of selecting and supervising the work of the various photo editors invited to collaborate at every issue. Since 2012, she is the director of Cortona On The Move, an annual international festival devoted on photography and travel. Rinaldo’s relationship with photography started in 1998 in New York, when she became Archive Director at Magnum Photos.


ordi Ruiz Cicera Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Spain
 
He is a documentary photographer from Barcelona based in London. Jordi’s work has been awarded and shortlisted in several international competitions. Two years ago, he was honored with the Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize, thanks to the portrait of a young Bolivian Mennonite, community that lived for long periods of time with the aim of documenting their lifestyle. His photographs has been exhibited widely, and published in different printed and online medias, such as The Sunday Times Magazine and Die Zeit, among others.


Oriol Segon Oriol Segon

Spain
 
Born in Manresa, Spain, in 1981, he studied photography at the Institut d’Estudis Fotografics de Catalunya (IEFC) and continued his education by attending a number of documentary photography workshops, including Jornades de Fotografia Documental, given by José Manuel Navia (La Garriga, 2008); Magnum Workshop Barcelona, given by Antoine d’Agata (Magnum Photos, Trafic ’09, Barcelona, 2009); Al-liquindoi Workshop, given by Franco Pagetti (VII VII Photo Agency, Barcelona 2011); and The Art of Detachment, given by Arianna Rinaldo (CFD, Barcelona, 2012). His photo essays explore human fragility and vulnerability. He currently teaches photography classes, accepts commercial photography and postproduction commissions and works as a freelance photographer. He is represented by the Italian Echo Photo Agency.


Mila Teshaieva Mila Teshaieva

Ukraine
 
Mila Teshaieva was born in Kiev and currently lives in Berlin. In her photography she focuses on societies in transition, researching how the public environment influences the lives of individuals.
 
Her work has been exhibited all across Europe and won many awards and grants. She has also received commissions from a number of international organisations, including GIZ, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Unicef, IOM and the Zoï Environment Network, and her work has featured in media such as Die Zeit, Alternatives Internationales, Outlook Magazine China, Time LightBox, New Times, Vokrug Sveta, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Forbes Ukraine, among many others.
 
Her latest project, Promising Waters, was published as a monograph in 2013 by Kehrer Verlag (Heidelberg, Germany).
 
Teshaieva is represented by Laif Agency (Cologne, Germany).


Bertien van Manen Bertien van Manen

Netherlands
 

She has worked on projects such as A Hundred Summers, A Hundred Winters, featuring photographs taken in the former Soviet Union; East Wind West Wind, made in China, and Give Me Your Image, photographed in Europe and shown as New Photography at MoMA in 2005. In October 2011 Let’s Sit Down Before We Go came out with MACK London. Easter and Oak Trees (MACK London, 2012) shows intimate, black-and-white images of van Manen’s family in the 1970s. These projects led to photo albums and exhibitions worldwide. In April 2014 van Manen’s album Moonshine, featuring photographs taken over the years in the Appalachian Mountains, will appear with MACK.
 
Her photographs form part of collections at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), SFMOMA (San Francisco), The Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo), Centre national des arts plastiques (Paris), The Baltimore Museum of Art, and MoCP (Chicago), among others.
 
She is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg/Berlin, In camera galerie in Paris, Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam and Galeria Pedro Alfacinha in Lisbon.


Erik Vroons Erik Vroons

Netherlands
 
Reviewer

Since 2010, he is the Chief Editor of International Photography magazine GUP, that started exclusively as a print publication but then expanded its community to include a web site. Currently, he is also the Chief Editor of the Dutch tabloid format magazine NewDawn and is involved in an annual catalogue on Dutch Photography Talent (New). Besides that, he is involved as a teacher in the private academy Foto Factory, located in Amsterdam, and he is currently active as a freelance writer/curator in the field of photography.


Manuel Zamora Manuel Zamora

Spain
 
He has a Bachelor in Photography and Art Creation from University of Elche. He is a member of Cienojos, a collective dedicated to promoting photographic culture. He participated in several workshops by Ricky Dávila, Juan Manuel Díaz Burgos, Juan Valbuena, Paco Salinas y Castro Prieto. In 2013, his series Recycled Lives was awarded PHotoEspaña OjodePez Human Rights Prize. In this work the focus is on one of the uncountable urban landscapes forged by the economic recession. He also was finalist in Descubrimientos 2013 edition.