PHotoESPAÑA kicks off marked by the desire for freedom after the quarantine

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

The XXIII PhotoEspaña 2020 Contest begins

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

The Online Photoespaña Contest on confinement.

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

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One of the selected images - Photograph by María Puga ©

Our recommendations to see in PhotoEspaña 2020

Lovers of subversive photography and in search of pathos and irony will find their wishes fulfilled in Visit Spain, one of the reference samples of Ramón Masats, a photographer who gave a spin to the manners topic between 1955 and 1965. It will be the one that reopens Tabakalera.

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In addition, other great 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 the gallery owner Carla Sozzani, which hybridizes the world of fashion and photography with suggestive and powerful images (at the CentroCentro, no confirmed dates); or the voyeurism of the human body by the Magnum agency at the Canal Foundation.


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