Canal Foundation online call

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The online call #MIRANDOALOS90 It will allow you to recover the visual nostalgia of that decade. A few years still infected by the euphoria and creative stimulus of the 80s, but expectant before the changes that the new millennium would bring.

An action designed for the Festival audience, who will be able to identify and recall, through newly created photographs, the aesthetic lines of the 90s, a key period in the history of Spain, marked by the JOlympic Games in Barcelona, ​​the Universal Exhibition in Seville, the European Capital of Culture in Madrid or the arrival of high-speed train, among other coincident events in 1992.

On a photographic level, it is also a very special period, since the charm and aesthetics of analog photography prevailed against the irruption of digital photography, which became popular with the turn of the century and the consolidation of the Internet and mobile telephony.

Where were you then?

In 1992 it opens Ham Ham, by Bigas Luna, which cements the groundbreaking and irreverent style of the Catalan director, one of the most distinctive of his generation. The film also launches its trio of actors (Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Jordi Mollá) to fame, who marked an era in the Spanish film scene.

In the radios it sounds incessantly Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Rock history. And the 'grunge' style extends from Seattle to all corners of the planet.

At the end of the year, four friends from Granada form an alternative pop group called Los Planetas, the main band of the Spanish 'indie' movement.

Newcomer José Ángel Mañas publishes Historias del Kronen which becomes the most emblematic generational novel of the decade.

It is the year of the heyday of the “supermodels”: Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista parade for the first time at the Cibeles Catwalk, where minimalism coexists with urban fashion.


We propose to identify and recreate the festive spirit and the aesthetic lines of the 90s. Portraits and situations that allow us to reflect on our recent past, from the present, and recall the fashions, trends, customs, life of that time in front of to now, to face the future with renewed optimism.

Participation will take place through INSTAGRAM. Open to anyone of legal age. Participants must:

  • Have a public profile for the duration of the call.
  • Follow the accounts @fundacioncanal and @photoespana_
  • Upload their photos through their Instagram profile with the hashtag #Mirandoalos90, as well as mention the accounts @fundacioncanal and @photoespana_
  • Register your participation through the form on this website (maximum 5 photographs per participant).


The call will be open to the public between Monday June 6 and Tuesday July 5, 2022


From among all the images received, an independent jury will select a winning photograph whose author will receive a prize of 1.000 euros and other two final images that they will receive a second prize of 500 euros each.