It was about time Barcelona embraced a photography festival along the same lines as Les Rencontres d’Arles, Visa Pour l’Image, PHoto España… And thanks to the Fundación Photograhic Social Vision, also responsible for bringing World Press Photo to the city, this possibility seems nearer than ever. Although they already organized a similar set of events last year under the name of Circuit (name they decided to change for the more documentary photography-oriented DOCfield), it’s true that on this second edition the festival has grown wider and larger: more than 50 exhibitions, 42 sites, 3 months, many parallel activities such as night-time al fresco screenings, guided visits with the authors, workshops, etc.
Another novelty is the integration of an artistic director, the independent curator and editor of magazine OjodePez Arianna Rinaldo, who succeeds in bringing coherence to the conceptual focus of the festival which, under the motto “Behind Open Doors”, tries to suggest a new way of looking at the world, i.e., going beyond the obvious to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Yo have until mid-July to go and see all the events included on their web page, but in case you feel overwhelmed by all the offers at hand, we have selected “it fashion’s favorites:
· Love Me by Zed Nelson (Palau Robert)
· Fotolibros. Aquí y ahora (Foto Colectania)
· Barely Legal by Paola de Grenet (Espai de Fotografia F. Català-Roca)
· The Pink Choice by Maika Elan (The Folio Club)
So just what are you waiting for to go and discover what’s hidden behind all those open doors?