PHotoESPAÑA and the City Hall of Santander present Get Your Portrait! in the framework of PHotoESPAÑA Santander. On March 29th and 30th, Plaza Porticada (Plaza Valverde) will become a set of photography in which two renowned photographers will portray the inhabitants of Santander, turning them into protagonists of a photographic story.
Once the activity has concluded, approximately twenty images selected by the photographers will be exhibited in the City Hall square and in urban structures around the city as a part of the PHotoESPAÑA Santander program. In addition, the participants will be able to download their images through the PHotoESPAÑA website.
Andrea Santolaya and Miguel Ángel García will be the photographers in charge of portraying all those who want to participate in this new edition of the activity, suitable for all audiences, to be held on Friday 29 from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, and Saturday 30 from 11.00 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Plaza Porticada.
About the photographs:
Andrea Santolaya seeks to portray the lives of small communities in which timelessness is the most visible connecting characteristic. Her photographic work aims to engage viewers in a dialog and reveal the intimacy of places, the people that inhabit them, the history, the traces of man and how people engages with their natural environs over time. The element of contemplation and experience through photography is the common theme that connects all her projects that narrate stories with images.
Miguel Ángel García, photographer and visual artist, has developed his creative activity based on the experimentation and the fusion of disciplines and techniques relating to the world of images. His recent works are characterized by an intense documentary work that focuses his artistic creation in a reinterpretation of territory, accumulating meanings in the images in the form of layers as a synthesis and reflection about what photography reveals and conceals.
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