Discoveries PHE is a professional meeting for photographers that will be held on June 1th and 2th, 2020, coinciding with the Official Opening of PHotoEspaña, at the headquarters of PIC.A Escuela Internacional Alcobendas PHotoEspaña, in the Miguel Delibes Space (Avenida de la Magia, 3. 28100 Alcobendas-Madrid).
Descubrimientos PHE offers the possibility for selected artists to have individual appointments with national and international experts, in order to create a space where photographers can:
Show your photographs to curators and editors
Receive individual advice for your work
Discover trends in the world of image
Share your project with a community of creators
Expand your professional network
Confirmed experts (the complete list will be 21 experts)
Olivier Spillebout. Director. Maison de la Photographie
Susanne Ostby. Curator of Photography - Henie Onstad Kunstscenter
Rosa Ferré. Director. Matadero
Anne M. Lyden. Chief curator of Photography - National Galleries of Scottland
Jean François Chougnet. Director. Mucem
Renée Mussai. Curator and Director. Archive at Autograph ABP in London
Joerg Bader. Director. Centre De La Photographie Genève
Antonio Javier Sánchez Luengo. Subdirector General de Bellas Artes. Comunidad de Madrid
Jose María Luna Aguilar. Director. Centre Pompidou Malaga / Colección del Museo Ruso / Casa Natal de Pablo Picasso
Anne Morin. Director. diChroma
Juan García Calvo. Director de Actividades Culturales y Director artístico. Sala Amos Salvador Ayuntamiento de Logroño
How to participate?
Fill in the registration form, in all its fields
Upload photographs, up to a maximum of 15, in jpg format (700px on its shortest side and a maximum of 300kb).
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 pre-registration fee (10 euros), non-refundable, following the steps of the form.
-Registration form here-
A jury will select the participants, a maximum of 70, and a waiting list.
The organization will communicate by e-mail the result of the selection. The list will be available on PHotoEspaña's website.
The selected photographers will receive a second communication with indications for:
- Pay the registration fee (240 euros) before 30 April 2020.
- Send a selection of 10 preferences from the list of experts; appointments will be made with at least 3 of those chosen.
- Each person will have a total of six appointments.
Each appointment will be 20 minutes, and will be organized with strict punctuality.
Reviews will be in Spanish and English.
Portfolios can be presented on paper or in digital format (it is necessary to bring the support).
The organization will do its best to ensure that each photographer is interviewed with the greatest number of their preferences from the list of reviewers. Each photographer's agenda will be sent before the start of review.
Closing date: Tuesday 24 March 2020
Announcement of selected participants: Thursday 23 April 2020
Deadline of registration payment: Thursday 30 April 2020
Portfolio Reviews: Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 June 2020
Official Inauguration of PHotoEspaña: Wednesday 3 June 2020
Non-refundable pre-registration: 10 euros
Registration: 240 euros.
Extra appointments: 30 euros
- 6 individual appointments
- Invitation to the Official Inauguration of PHotoEspaña
- Festival Guide
Cancellations of registration (240 euros) can be made until 5 May 2020, with a 10% cancellation fee.
The Organization is not responsible for the transfer and accomodation
An external jury will choose the winner of Descubrimientos 2020 from among all the participants. The winner will have an individual exhibition in the next edition of the Festival. 2019 winner is Lilia Luganskaia.
Grants and Opportunities
Futures is a new photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists. Futures is an initiative of the European Photography Platform.
If you are selected for Descubrimientos you can be one of the five artists that PHotoEspaña proposes for 2020.