Projects defended by themselves
Art Photo Bcn consolidates its Visionados, renewing the format. This exhibition platform for new photographers in front of specialists and gallery owners will include a networking session with gallery owners for the second consecutive year, in addition to collectors. In a relaxed atmosphere, the authors will have the opportunity to explain their project, receive important feedback and compete for the various prizes.
Many of the relationships and synergies for future editions of the festival will emerge from this double session. The fruit of this meeting is key to nurture other branches of Art Photo Bcn such as the exhibitions at PARTNER LOCATIONS, the workshops and activities or the Art Photo Bcn authors’ section of the fair. With the intention of linking the participants of the viewings beyond the edition in which they present their project, an exhaustive follow-up of their progress is carried out with the mission of developing professional relationships that will last over time.
The 8 selected photographers will also have a Viewing Room space on the online platform to exhibit their project as part of the online fair (with the possibility of sales and direct contact).
New format with double session
- Networking session for galleries and collectors.
There will be an exhibition area for one image per project accompanied by a QR code that will give access to the viewing room where the authors will be able to display their project in exhibition format. There will be a guided visit session for guest galleries and collectors on Friday 27 October from 12 to 14h, with the participation of all the gallerists from the fair section, as well as other guests from the Barcelona gallery circuit. The photographers will have the space of a table (90 x 120 cm) on which to display all the elements necessary to show their selected project and explain it to the attendees.
- Viewing session
The session will take place on Saturday 28 October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in a round table format, with the participation of all the selected photographers. Each author has a stipulated time of 20 minutes in total to explain their project and receive comments from the viewers simultaneously, as well as to answer their questions. It is an intense day in which there is an enriching feedback in progression with the comments and opinions provided by the different viewers.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 28 October at 8 pm at Disseny Hub Barcelona. The Art Photo Bcn prize is worth €2,000 (taxes included) in honoraria for the winner, in addition to starring in the image of the next edition of the festival and participating with their own space at the fair. The award is decided by the individual votes of the viewers participating in the double session of viewings.
Application for proposals
- Irene de Mendoza (Foto Colectania)
- Carmen Dalmau (EFTI)
- Roger Batiste y Xavier Francés (COPIA)
- Eduard Bertran (IEFC)
- Gemma Planell (MACBA)
- Bernat Millet (Lumínic Festival Sant Cugat)
- Arola Valls (Independent Curator)
- Mireia Plans (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Eugeni Gay Marín (El Observatorio)
- Art Photo Bcn Award
Cash price 2.000 €
Image and exhibition space at Art Photo Bcn 2023
- Scholarship IEFC
Institut d´Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (Barcelona)
- Scholarship EFTI
Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine (Madrid)
- COPIAS WALL AWARD
Production at CÒPIA LAB (Barcelona)
- Lumínic Award
Exhibition at Lumínic Festival (Sant Cugat)