Discoveries PHotoESPAÑA

Discoveries PHE is the professional meeting for photographers that PHotoESPAÑA holds in each of its editions.

On this occasion, it will be held in format online and 23 January to 3 February 2023.

The activity offers the possibility to the selected artists to have appointments with national and international experts, in order to create a space where photographers can:

Show their projects to curators and editors
To receive individual advice for your job
Discover trends in the world of image
Share your project with a community of creators
Enlarge your professional network


Confirmed Visionaries

  • Johan Trujillo Arguelles. Director of the Image Center – Mexico
  • Isabel Elorrieta. Director of the Ankaria Foundation – Spain
  • Natasha Egan. Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP) – United States
  • Myrto Steirou. Director of Void magazine – Greece
  • Carol Red. Responsible f/DKV Center for photography with a cause – Spain
  • Jose Maria Luna Director of the Public Agency for the management of the Pablo Picasso Birthplace and other museum and cultural facilities – Spain
  • Gertrud Gomez. Culture advisor to the Elche City Council and director of Santamaca, an art space.

How to participate?

  • Fill in all the fields of the registration form.
  • Attach a digital dossier in PDF (not to exceed 10 MB) that includes up to 15 photos belonging to the same series.
  • There are no restrictions on technique, theme or year.
  • We recommend that the photographs belong to the same series.
  • It is required to pay the fee pre-registration (€10), non refundable.

Selection of photographs

  • A jury will select the participants, a Maximum of 50, and a waiting list.
    The organization will communicate the result to those selected by email. The list can be consulted on this web page.

Call dates

  • Closing of the call:

    Wednesday December 14 2022

  • Announcement of selected participants:

    Friday December 16 2022

  • Registration payment date:

    Thursday December 22 2022

  • Portfolio views:

    Monday 23 de Enero to friday 3 February 2023


  • Three collective meetings of 1H in a group with two viewers and four photographers.


  • It is required to pay the pre-registration fee (€10), non-refundable.
  • The photographers who have been selected will receive a second communication with directions for:
    pay the registration fee (€240).
  • Each person will have a total of 6 viewers and 3 collective meetings of 1 hour.

Portfolio viewing

  • For this edition, the portfolio viewing appointments will be made with a group of 4 photographers and two viewers so that each participant can learn from the experience of their partner.
  • The meetings will last 1 hour and 2 viewers will be present who will advise the 4 selected. Each participant will have 15 minutes to focus on their project.
  • In total, each selected will have 3 meetings of 1h (sharing with other participants) and will see 6 viewers (two per meeting).
  • The personal calendar of each photographer will be sent before the viewing begins.
  • Viewings will be in Spanish and English.


  • Non-refundable pre-registration: 10 euros
  • Registration: 240 euros


  • From among all the works presented in the online and face-to-face format, the winner Discoveries 2023 will be chosen by a jury. The winner will have an individual exhibition in the next edition of the Festival

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Upload a maximum of 15 photos in the same PDF. 10MB maximum weight 
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