PHototoEspaña and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development – AECID organizes Trasatlántica PHotoEspaña 2017 in Manila, Philippines with the collaboration of Pioneer Studios, from the 17th to the 20th of July. The program will last for four days with conferences, workshop and portfolio reviews.
Venue: SDA Cinema. (De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. 950 Ocampo St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila)
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey (NUS Press, 2016) tracks the evolution of photographic practices in the ten countries across the region. The narratives begin at the age of colonialism and segue to the contemporary. The book has taken Zhuang Wubin over ten years to complete, drawing largely from the oral interviews that he has conducted with photographers, artists, curators and academics during his fieldwork. In a way, it is an intervention against the ambiguous position of the medium within the discourses of art and academia. It is also a response against photographers who mythologize the medium. In this talk, Zhuang will try to unpack these ideas. He will also pose some questions relating to the place of photography within the Philippine context before opening the session to questions and comments from the audience.
Workshop : How to make a body of work
Participants: 10 max
Schedule: 10.00 – 17.30h
Venue: class 1109. St Benilde
Sujong Song and Ana Morales have long experience seeing portfolios and organizing professional meetings with photographers on different festivals and contexts. They have seen and received big number of portfolios and they are in constant contact with photographers.
One of the most important things nowadays is how to present your work and yourself as an artist. Experts wants to see strong projects, personal style, artistic and unique approaches, coherence on the speech and open minds to receive opinions, suggestions and feed backs
This workshop will present guidelines and references to improve the presentation of your work, career and yourself as an artist and as a person.
If you are interested in participating, you need to send
- 15 photos
- Biography and series description
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
19th and 20th July
Venue: Pioneer Studios ( 123 Pioneer St, Mandaluyong. 1550 Metro Manila)
Schedule: 1pm to 6pm
This program gives photographers the chance to show their portfolio to international experts in one-to-one appointments of 20 minutes. There will be an open call to select the participants. During these reviews, photographers receive suggestions, constructive feedback about their work and advice on possible career opportunities.
Call for entry
If you are a Filipino or reside in the Philippines, you can submit your work until July 1st- extended-.
Instructions to participate
- You can registrer yourself in the website and send all the information. Instructions below, or:
- Send 15 photos maximum, series description and your biography to: email@example.com
- 20 participants will be selected for the portfolio review.
- Travel expenses will be covered by the participants.
If you are selected you can show your work to up to 5 reviewers.
Director and curator of the Museum of Art and Design (MCAD), Manila
Independent Curator, Manila
Eva McGovern-Basa is a British-Malaysian independent curator and writer based in Manila, Philippines. She has worked across museums, galleries and auction houses for the past 15 years and has written extensively on contemporary Southeast Asian art. She recently edited and produced No Chaos No Party: 28 Artists in Metro Manila, 2016, an interview based publication on artists and life in the city.
Director of production and programs, PHotoEspaña, Spain
Is the Director of Production and Programs at La Fábrica (www.lafabrica.com) and Responsible of Professional Programs in PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, Spain. With a Degree in Media Studies and Master in Management and Production of Visual Projects, she is manager of cultural programs related to photography, visual arts and literature in Spain, Europe, Asia and South America. Previously she has been involved as coordinator in different projects such Ingrafica ( graphic arts festival) or La Nuit Blanche, Madrid. She also collaborated as freelance with different independent initiatives and she has been participate as reviewer in Arles or Sâo Paulo and she prepared participants for professional approaches.
Co- founder of Seoul Lunar Photo
Sujong Song is a Seoul-based curator who is active in all aspects of photography, from publication to exhibition and events planning. Until 2014, she had been on the steering committee for the Daegu Photo Biennale, and was a director of its portfolio review section.
She organized Five Views from Korea at the Noorderlicht Gallery in 2014, Two Moons at the GoEun Museum of Photography in 2015 and the Map of Daily Life at the Art Museum of Lishui in 2015. She was on the judging panels for World Press Photo and POYi among various photography awards and is also nominator for several award and program including Prix Pictet and Joop Swart masterclass. Sujong currently writes a column on photography for the daily Kyunghyang Shinmun and was formerly the editor-in-chief of GEO-Korea.
Writer, curator and artist, Singapore
As a writer/curator, Zhuang focuses on the photographic practices in Southeast Asia. A 2010 recipient of the research grant from Prince Claus Fund (Amsterdam), Zhuang is an editorial board member of Trans-Asia Photography Review, a journal published by the Hampshire College and the University of Michigan Scholarly Publication Office. He has been invited to research residency programmes at Institute Technology of Bandung (2013) and Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2015). He is the contributing curator of the biennial Chiang Mai Photo Festival (2015, 2017).
As an artist, Zhuang uses photography and text to visualise the Sinophone communities in Southeast Asia
An independent curator will make a collective exhibition of selected works that will be shown at the Official Section of PHotoEspaña 2018.
A selected jury of professionals will choose the winner of the Discoveries Week PHE Award out of all the photographers that have attended the portfolio reviews held in Madrid, Morocco, Sao Paulo and Manila this year.
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