17th edition of PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Art will focus on one specific geographic area. The Festival will explore exhibitions in a plurial way, with many propositions of differents curators. This year, the Festival will focus on Spanish photography.
About the festival
PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, set out to become a Festival generated by popular demand in 1998, and today it has earned its place as one of the most relevant visual arts events in the world.
PHotoEspaña is one of the central international forums for photography. Each year the Festival attracts more than six hundred thousand people and receives acclaim from prestigious critics, making it the most popular cultural event in Spain.
The Festival is an exceptional occasion for discovering images, videos and installations created by outstanding national and international photographers and visual artists.
Since the first edition of the Festival, more than one thousand exhibitions have been hosted in the city’s main museums, art centres and galleries. The shows are complemented by pedagogic and professional programs designed for diverse audiences.
The growing international interest in PHotoEspaña has enabled the Festival to collaborate with a different country in each edition, through the collaboration between of artists and different institutions located in both countries.
PHotoEspaña is organized by La Fábrica, a company dedicated to arts management. The Festival is made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of private companies and public institutions.
Data recovery 2010‐2014 © Diego Collado
Programm of this year (Focus : Spanish Photography)
Alberto García-Alix. Self-Portrait
In the Memory
Ana Teresa Ortega
Jordi V. Pou
Miguel Ángel Tornero
Photography in Spain, 1850-1870
Alonso Martínez y Hermano
José Martínez Sánchez
Josep Renau. The American Way of Life
© Josep Renau« All men are created equal....» From the series The American Way of Life, 24, 1956.
Courtesy IVAM, Institut Valencià d’ Art Modern, Generalitat. Depósito Fundación Renau, Valencia
Joaquín Rubio Camín
Sigfrido de Guzmán
© Francisco Ontañón Archive, Francisco Ontañón Integrantes del grupo La Palangana
Courtesy Galería ArteSonado
Best Photobooks of the year
So Near, So Far. Documentary Photography in the 1970s
Cristina García Rodero
Estella, 1974 © Fernando Herráez
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