Guests. OjodePez. V Photo Meeting Barcelona ’15

Olivia Arthur Olivia Arthur

A member of Magnum Photos since 2011, Olivia Arthur began working as a photographer in 2003 after moving to Delhi. Three years later, she started a series on women and the East–West cultural divide. She published her first book, Jeddah Diary, on young women in Saudi Arabia in 2012. She has won a number of awards, including the Vic Odden Award, from the Royal Photographic Society (London, 2010); the PHotoEspaña – OjodePez Human Values Award (Madrid, 2008); the Inge Morath Award, from Magnum Photos (2007); and a World Press Photo Award (Amsterdam, 2007). In 2008 she was named Lauréate Photographe by the Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère, Paris.

Carlos Spottorno Carlos Spottorno

Born in Budapest, Carlos Spottorno grew up in Rome, Madrid and Paris. He graduated in painting and printmaking from the Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome. In 2001 he switched to documentary photography to explore changes in economic and social power. He has published five books: History Seekers (Blur Ediciones), China Western (The Factory), Philosophia Naturalis (self-published), La hora del recreo (as part of a team, Lunwerg) and The Pigs (RM Verlag & Phree). He won a World Press Photo Award in 2003 and a Kassel Photobook Award in 2013, among others.

Jesus Micó Jesus Micó

He is curator and head of the Kursala space at Cadiz University and its collection of photography books. Jesús Micó works on creating, managing, researching and teaching photography. He has a PhD in fine art from the University of Barcelona and gives classes and lectures on the theory, history and aesthetics of photography at public universities, art centres, festivals and private schools throughout Spain. He also curates exhibitions and writes articles and opinion pieces on photography. His artwork has been exhibited at a number of spaces and galleries.

Aleix Plademunt Aleix Plademunt

Aleix Plademunt graduated in photography from BarcelonaTECH. His projects include Espectadores (2006), Nada (2007), Cult (2008), DubaiLand (2008), Tot (2009), Movimientos de suelo (2010) and Almost There (2013). Since 2006 he has worked closely with the Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris. In 2011 he teamed up with Roger Guaus and Juan Diego Valera to create Ca l’Isidret Edicions to publish their work. In 2013 his book Almost There was jointly published by MACK and Ca l’Isidret Edicions. He has had over 20 solo shows and taken part in more than 40 group exhibitions.

Álvaro Matías Álvaro Matias

General manager of La Fábrica since 2014. In 2004 he became head of communication, handling promotion of La Fábrica’s projects and its corporate image, as well as public relations and international communication. He is also head of projects and digital. He is in charge of an editorial team that publishes over 40 books and catalogues a year, as well as Matador, Eñe and OjodePez magazines.

Mariela Sancari Mariela Sancari

Mariela Sancari was born in Argentina ans she lives in Mexico. She has received numerous awards for her work: she was named one of the Discoveries of the Meeting Place of FotoFest 2014 Biennal. Winner of the VI Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales Yucatan 2013 and PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos Prize 2014, her work was selected for the XVI Bienal de Fotografía from Centro de la Imagen and received an Honorable Mention in XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, with her series Moisés. Recently named one of PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico City and internationally.

Konrad Pustoła Konrad Pustoła

Konrad Pustoła graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2008. His projects explore the visual aspects of social and economic relationships. He won first prize at the Polish Press Photo Competition for his Sanna series (2001). He has taken part in a number of exhibitions, including The New Documentalists at the Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, 2005), Bloomberg New Contemporaries (London, 2008), Storia, Memoria, Identitia (Modena, 2009) and PHotoEspaña (Madrid, 2010).

Bogna Świątkowska Bogna Świątkowska

Founder of the Bęc Zmiana Foundation for New Culture, where she has organised a broad range of interdisciplinary projects, including New Urban Design, Synchronicity, Free / Slow University of Warsaw and Expectative, among others. She is a key propagator of young Polish art, architecture and design. She has curated several exhibitions and edited numerous books published by the Bęc Zmiana Foundation. Founder and publisher of the state-wide cultural magazine

Harry Hardie Harry Hardie

Harry Hardie has been working in photography for over 10 years, starting as the assistant to the director of photography at The Times, then as the photo editor for The Times Luxx Magazine. Afterwards he worked as director of HOST Gallery, London, before founding Here Press, a company that publishes photography books that explore new forms of documentary practice. He is also director of cultural projects for Panos Pictures and has curated numerous contemporary photography exhibitions.

Juan Valbuena Juan Valbuena

Photographer Juan Valbuena founded NOPHOTO agency, gives lectures for the EFTI International Master’s in Photography and runs PHREE publishing house. His personal projects explore travel and memory, with particular focus on the relationship between human beings, photography and land. In 2012 he completed his major project La ancha frontera with the publication of the travel book Noray. He recently published Salitre.

Eefje Ludwig Eefje Ludwig

Manager of the Education Department at World Press Photo, coordinating different training programmes for visual journalists, among others, from the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Mexico, to strengthen the skills of visual journalists worldwide and support emerging and young talent. Between 2009 and 2014 she coordinated the prestigious World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.

Isabel Salgado Isabel Salgado

Isabel Salgado graduated in fine art from the University of Barcelona in 1996. She has worked at ”la Caixa” Foundation since 2001, first as exhibition coordinator and, since 2006, as director of the Department of Art Exhibitions in the Area of Culture. She has spoken about cultural management at a number of master’s and postgraduate courses and international conferences.

“Celia Celia Davies

Director of Photoworks, where she devises the strategic and artistic development of Photoworks and the Brighton Photo Biennial, the UK’s largest photography festival. She is co-editor of Photoworks Annual, visual art adviser for HOUSE festival and chair of Blast Theory. Her recent projects include Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and 2012, The British Library by Yinka Shonibare (2013) and This Storm Is What We Call Progress by Ori Gersht (2012), at the Imperial War Museum, London.

Bridget Coaker Bridget Coaker

Bridget Coaker works as night picture editor at The Guardian newspaper and is also director of photography for the contemporary photography gallery Troika Editions, which she co-founded in 2009. She was director of the 2008 and 2009 Hereford Photography Festival. In 2011 Bridget joined the steering committee for the FORMAT International Photography Festival and participated in the North East Photography Network symposium on Photography Publishing and the Future of the Photo-Book. In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

Moritz Neumüller Moritz Neumüller

Moritz Neumüller is a Barcelona-based curator, educator and writer in the field of photography and new media. He has worked for institutions such as MoMA, The Factory (Madrid) and PhotoIreland Festival. He is the academic director of the Photo Department of IED Madrid and a regular contributor to magazines such as European Photography, foam and Photoresearcher. Since 2010 he has run The Curator Ship, an online resource for visual artists.

Natasha Christia Natasha Christia

Independent curator who specialises in photography criticism. She has worked with international publications and media (Eyemazing, Next Level, 1,000 Words) and published essays and reviews on photographers such as Regine Petersen, Rinko Kawauchi and Jen Davis, among others. She is also a photography and photobook dealer and teacher. She edited Self Calling, the 41st edition OjodePez, dedicated to self-portraits.

Laia Abril Laia Abril

Photographer and multidisciplinary artist. Her projects focus on telling personal stories that explore uncomfortable realities linked to femininity, such as her long-term in-depth project on eating disorders, which she began in 2010. Her latest book, The Epilogue, was published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in 2014.
Foto: Piero Martinello

Samuel Bollendorf Samuel Bollendorf

Photojournalist he was a member of the Œil Public agency, until it closed in 2010. He has worked with a number of medias focusing his photography as a way of thinking politics through and of questioning the place of the individual in society. . Bollendorff was one of the first photojournalists to make use of multimedia interfaces on the web. With Voyage au Bout du Charbon, The Big Issue, and À l’Abri de Rien, he tries out new ways of narration and broadcasting in web documentaries. His last production Burn Out – Le Grand Incendie received the Visa d’Or for web documentary at Visa pour l’Image 2014.

Marco Casino Marco Casino

Marco Casino is a multimedia photographer represented by LUZPhoto Agency and specialized in social reportage. In March 2012, he won the Leica Talent 24×36 contest with The Death of Italian Horseracing. He was nominated as the first brand ambassador for Leica Camera in Italy and founded the commercial agency Made in Milan. In 2014, his train surfing project was shortlisted in the 30 Under 30 competition by IdeasTap and Magnum Photos. In the same year was selected for the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, won the 1st prize in the Short Feature category from World Press Photo Multimedia Contest and was the recipient of the annual scholarship grant from the L.A. based Lucie Foundation. His pictures has been published in different medias

Giuseppe Oliverio Giuseppe Oliverio

Giuseppe Oliverio is an Italian entrepreneur and curator born in Bologna, Italy in 1985. After a degree in Economics at Bocconi University, a Master Degree in Quantitative Finance at London Cass Business School, in 2012 he moved to Buenos Aires where he started Photographic Museum of Humanity, the first online museum dedicated to photography. Since then he has created an international network of 4,000 selected photographers and editors around the project, collaborated with photography festival in Europe and Latina America.

Revista 5W Revista 5W

Revista 5W is a project focusing on international information, with a strong commitment to narrative and image. It is published by reporters and photographers with the aim to bring together in one platform in-depth stories and the necessary context to understand what happens beyond our borders. 5W produces long-distance features in all formats, and once a year publishes a special edition on paper.