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La Fabrica and Fundacion Contemporanea

105 x 200 mm
ISBN 9788416248759

This catalogue documents PHotoESPAÑA 2016. PHotoESPAÑA was born in 1998 with the intention of developing a festival rooted in society. Supported by the Fundación Contemporánea and organised by La Fábrica, PHotoESPAÑA has put Madrid and Spain at the centre of the world of photography with a yearly meeting of the highest order. From that 16th day of June in 1998 to date thousands of photographers, creators, artists, curators, museum directors, editors, heads of foundations, companies sensitive to culture, journalists, cultural managers, laboratories, photography schools, volunteers, politicians and, naturally, spectators have set the foundations for a modern festival, open to new audiences, rigorous in its approach, ambitious in its objectives, and capable of covering as ample a spectrum of interests as might prove necessary.

In 2016, the artistic program featured exhibitions with which to analyze the very concept of Europe: what is, what was or how it is shaping the continent social, geographical, political, economic or creative terms. Among the exhibitions are monographs Bernard Plossu and Spanish artist Linarejos Moreno . Also collective transitions, which addresses the social tensions of the decade between 1979 and 1989 by authors like Chris Killip, Jean Marc Bustamante, Candida Höfer and Boris Mikhailov , among others.  Included also is At the gates of Paradise! An exhibition which reflects on migratory movements through works from the collection of the Musée Nicephor.

About the Publishers

With the birth of PHotoEspaña festival in 1998, La Fábrica began to publish great photography books: exhibition catalogues, authors collections and institutional books among others, to become, 20 years later, the Publisher of reference that is today. With more than 600 titles, La Fábrica is present in all markets of the world thanks to its international distribution, with a catalogue that gathers both classics of photography as well as new contemporary works on the international scene, including books of art and literature.

Fundacion Contemporanea was promoted by La Fábrica in 2008, with the aim of contributing to the development of culture professionals, creating a meeting, information, debate, exchange and training platform for professionals in the sector. It is aimed at different professional profiles in all fields of culture, in the public and private sectors, independent professionals, cultural entrepreneurs and those who want to direct their professional careers towards the cultural sector. The Contemporary Foundation encourages the creation of networks, the exchange of experiences and collaboration between professionals and cultural organizations, within Spain and internationally.