For this 17th edition, the Festival will be focussing on Spanish photography, highlighting its richness, energy and sheer variety through a survey of figures and approaches ranging over several generations, from the earliest days of photography right up to today.
The 440 visual artists taking part in PHE14—70% of whom are Spanish—include leading figures such as Josep Renau, Joan Vilatobà, Ortiz Echagüe, Eugeni Forcano, Alberto Schommer, Ramón Masats, Cristina García Rodero, Cristóbal Hara, Alberto García-Alix, Pablo Genovés, Jordi Socías, Pilar Pequeño, Cristina de Middel, Ricky Dávila, Rosell Meseguer, Linarejos Moreno, Miguel Ángel Tornero and Óscar Monzón.
The Festival includes 108 exhibitions curated by experts like Joan Fontcuberta, José María Parreño, Josep Vicent Monzó, Oliva María Rubio, Rafael Levenfeld, Valentín Vallhonrat, Cristina Zelich, Luis Díaz Díaz, Iñaki Domingo, Charlotte Cotton, Iñaki Bergera, Horacio Fernández, María Millán and Julio César Abad.
The venues for PHE14 will be Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, Alcobendas, Cuenca, Getafe and Zaragoza; although this year, as an exception, 8 exhibitions will be held in six other cities.
Other events on the programme include photography workshops, portfolio viewings, guided tours, family workshops, screenings, a photobook fair and two competitions: A Day in the Life of Madrid and Photographic Memories.
The 17th edition of PHotoEspaña, a festival that was recently awarded the Gold Medal for the Fine Arts, will run from 4 June to 27 July, although many of the exhibitions will stay open throughout August and September.
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