Projects defended by themselves

Art Photo Bcn consolidates its portfolio reviews by renewing the format. This exhibition platform for new photographers to specialists and gallerists includes a networking session with gallerists. In a relaxed environment, authors will have the chance to explain their own projects, receive important feedback and aim for the different prizes.

From this session will emerge many of the relationships and synergies for the future editions of the festival. The result of this encounter is fundamental for the nurturing of the other branches of Art Photo Bcn, such as the exhibitions in the associated sites, the workshops and activities or the Art Photo Bcn authors section of the fair. With the intention of linking the participants of the portfolio reviews beyond the edition in which they present their project*, an exhaustive following of their progress is made with the mission of developing professional relations that will last over time.

The selected 8 photographers will also be provided with a Viewing Room space on the online platform in order to exhibit their project by taking part in the online fair (with chances of selling and direct contact).

* Presentation that can be in person or online. The festival will have both options taking into account the mobility possibilities of the 8 selected authors.

New format with a double session:

1. Networking session for galleries

A viewing room for the portfolios that shall be available exclusively for galleries will take place on September 9th from 11 am to 2 pm including all the gallerists of the fair section, in addition to other guests from the galleries circuit in Barcelona. Photographers will be provided with a table (90 x 120 cm) where they will be able to unfold all the necessary elements to show their selected project and explain it to the attendees.

* (Authors who decide for an online presentation will send the printed materials to their table and will have a connection at the agreed time to attend the gallery owners who attend the session)

2. Reviewing session

The session will be held on September 10th from 9 am to 3 pm in a round-table format in which all the selected photographers will take part. Every author will have an estimated time of 20 minutes in total to explain his/her project and simultaneously receive the feedback of the reviewers, as well as answering their questions. An intense day in which enriching feedback is produced in parallel with commentaries and opinions brought by different outlooks.

* (Authors who decide on the online presentation will be able to make their intervention and present materials as well as witness the interventions of their colleagues in this format from a distance)

The award ceremony will take place on Saturday October 10th at 8 pm at Disseny Hub Barcelona. The Art Photo Bcn prize features 2000€ (tax included) in cash for the winner, in addition to being the image of the next edition of the festival and participating with his/her own space in the Fair. The prize will be awarded following the individual vote of the reviewing committee taking part in the double session.

Basis of participation

Application of proposals


  • Irene de Mendoza (Foto Colectania)
  • Beatriz M. Barrio (EFTI)
  • Roger Batiste y Xavier Francés (COPIA)
  • Eduard Bertran (IEFC)
  • Toni Amengual (LABASAD)
  • Gemma Planell (MACBA)
  • Marc Vidal (Lumínic Festival Sant Cugat)
  • Rafael Arocha (Photographer)
  • Arola Valls (Independent Curator)
  • Mireia Plans (Universitat de Barcelona)

Selected projects 2022

  • Antonio Rodríguez – Tacaná
  • Carlos Barradas – The visible is seen until the end
  • Cristina Galán – PAUL
  • Cristóbal Ascensio Ramos – Las flores mueren dos veces
  • Ignacio Navas – Mr. Stupid
  • Jordi Barreras – Already But Not Yet
  • José Luis Carrillo Reche – Los hijos del Ciervo
  • Laura F. Izuzquiza – El hilo de Ariadna
  • Rocío Bueno – Renascence

*Art Photo Bcn Award

Cash price 2.000 €
Image and exhibition space
at Art Photo Bcn 2023

> Cristóbal Ascencio - Las flores mueren dos veces

*Scholarship IEFC

Institut d´Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya

> Laura F. Izuzquiza - El hilo de Ariadna

*Scholarship EFTI

Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine

> Antonio Rodríguez - Tacaná

*LABASAD Photo Award

Scholarship Máster Online en Nueva Fotografía Documental

> Carlos Barradas - The visible is seen until the end


Production at CÒPIA LAB

> Jordi Barreras - Already but not yet

*Lumínic Award

Exhibition at Lumínic Festival
(Sant Cugat)

> Jordi Barreras - Already but not yet

Selected projects in 2022

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