Forum PHotoESPAÑA – Community of MadridThe Community of Madrid and PHotoESPAÑA organize a physical and virtual space where photographers can engage with the public through exhibitions, presentations, learning sessions, and social media where «Doing»,«Speaking»,«Listening», and «Being» with photography is possible.
PHotoESPAÑA is an event that is born out of an intention to involve society as a whole. Thus it organises activities and programmes like this Forum that intend to bring many people to the world of photography.
Four projects selected through an open call for entries are presented at the Sala El Águila, which hosts a different exhibition project each week.
From June 11 to 16
Inauguration: June 10, at 08:00 p.m
From June 18 to 23
Sota la llum del mar (Under the light of the sea)
Inauguration: June 17 at 08:00 p.m
From June 25 to 30
Jonás Biel & Rafael Trapiello
Inauguration: June 24, at 80:00 p.m
From July 2 to 7
Inauguration: July 1, at 08:00 p.m
Artists and curators share opinions and experiences directly with the public. Four gatherings are dedicated to discussing and reflecting on images as a document, photography as memory, landscapes registered as contemporary ruins, and the correlation between visual arts.
Monday, June 10
Felipe Romero + Andrea Santolaya
Monday, June 17
Espe Pons + Paco Gómez
Monday, June 24
Jonás Biel and Rafael Trapiello + Juan Manuel Castro Prieto
Monday, July 1
María Platero + Paula Anta
Schedule: 07:00 p.m
Venue: Patio del Complejo El Águila
For the first time, Forum PHE gives voice to other photography festivals. These initiatives serve as platforms for emerging creators and support new formats and exhibition supports. It is an opportunity to strengthen alliances, gain knowledge, and share lines of work with artists and spectators.
Friday 14 June
- Fédération Africaine sur l’Art Photographique
- Basque DokFestival. Festival de Fotografía Documental de Bilbao
- PhotOn Festival. Festival Internacional de Fotoperiodismo
- FFoco. Festival de Fotografía da Coruña
Schedule: 10:00 a.m – 02:00 p.m
Venue: Sala El Águila. Room 3
Twelve Spanish and international artists are invited to take over the Festival´s social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), making them platforms for the promotion, exchange, and communication between photographers and the public. The new «administrators» use these channels to freely debate ideas, promote projects, and challenge the algorithm.
From 10 to 16 June
From 17 to 23 June
Jonás Bel & Rafael Trapiello
From 24 to 30 June
From 1 to 7 July
From July 1 to 7
From July 8 to 14
From July 15 to 21
From July 22 to 28
From July 29 to August 25
[Fotografía: © Jonás Bel & Rafael Trapiello. Salinas de Torrevieja (Alicante), 2018
de la exposición Fueras Paraíso. HACER, Foro PHotoESPAÑA - Comunidad de Madrid. Sala El Águila]