19th FotoPres ”la Caixa”. New Documentary Image

The ten projects were produced thanks to support from the nineteenth edition of the competition.

The Luxonomist. 20/02/2015
FotoPres "laCaixa"
FotoPres "laCaixa"
FotoPres «laCaixa». Photo: «laCaixa»

With nearly three decades under its belt, the veteran FotoPres ”la Caixa” press photography competition is reinvented in this latest edition. The result is the exhibition that now receives its premiere at CaixaForum Madrid.

In fact, these are ten exhibitions in one; ten personal approaches to documentary photography that explore and extend the status of the image as a reflection of reality. The projects, shown here for the first time, address different aspects of contemporary society ?territory, peripheries, identity, violence, frontiers? using formats that go beyond the traditional image to embrace video, documentation, installation and interaction with the social networks.

FotoPres "laCaixa". Photo: "laCaixa"
FotoPres «laCaixa». Photo: «laCaixa»

The ten projects were produced thanks to support from the nineteenth edition of the competition. Moreover, in pursuit of the organisation’s commitment to the image and its role in the contemporary world, ”la Caixa” Foundation teamed up with the Magnum Photos agencies, whose photographers acted as mentors for the artists selected. Besides providing support for the artists, FotoPres ”la Caixa” also shows the results in this exhibition and promotes the publication of a book in which all the photographers were given complete freedom in designing their contributions. The artists selected are: Arnau Blanch, Rebecka Bíró and Victoria Montero, Jon Cazenave, the group formed by Borja Larrondo, Pablo López-Learte and Diego Sánchez, El Cíclope Mecánico, Gerardo Custance, Mattia Insolera, Sebastián Liste, David Mocha and the NOPHOTO group.

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