PHotoESPAÑA starts marked by the desire for freedom after quarantine

This year's contest, inaugurated on June 25 and which will be available until October 31, begins with several exhibitions of photographs sent during confinement.

The XXIII PhotoEspaña 2020 Contest kicks off

They have had to reinvent themselves and in record time, which is why PHotoESPAÑA began its 2020 journey, which began on June 25, with the #PHEdesdemibalcón initiative, in which 2,450 snapshots taken during the coronavirus quarantine (of which about 60,000 who arrived) will populate streets and squares throughout the national territory, such as those that are already on display in the Retiro Park in Madrid, the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, ​​the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo or the Plaza del Pilar in Saragossa.

The Photoespaña Online Contest on confinement.

There was even an online contest for the event, whose ten winners will share prestige with 40 professional photographers (names as renowned as Carlos Spottorno, Rubén Acosta or Anna Surinyach), who are the ones who have taken the images for the online exhibition Tiempo detenado. Photographic memory of confinement , available on the web from July 1.

One of the selected images - Photograph by María Puga©

Our recommendations to see in PhotoEspaña 2020

Lovers of subversive photography and those in search of pathos and irony will find their wishes fulfilled at Visit Spain , one of the reference exhibitions by Ramón Masats, a photographer who turned the traditional topic around between 1955 and 1965. It will be the one that reopens Tabakalera .

In addition, other large and highly anticipated exhibitions are those dedicated to the photography of Japan from the middle of the last century, The Look of Things. Japanese photography around Provoke , in reference to the magazine founded by Akuma Nakahira, Kōji Taki, Takahiko Okada and Yutaka Takanashi (from October 23 to 25, at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid); the collection of gallery owner Carla Sozzani, who blends the world of fashion and photography with suggestive and powerful images (at CentroCentro, no confirmed dates); or the voyeurism of the human body by the Magnum agency at the Canal Foundation.

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