In the ninth edition of Getxophoto, photographic festival returns to turn the streets of Getxo in a gallery of images that, this time, revolve around . the theme of “travel”
In Getxo (Getxo in Basque), a remote village about 15 kilometers from Bilbao, for nine years held Getxophoto , a photo contest that has finished acquiring international fame. In this edition, twenty prestigious professionals will offer their point of view on “changing travel in a contemporary world” .
This time, Christian Caujolle will be the third time the commissioner will decide the best pictures of the issue. The French, while highlighting its work as a travel photographer, was also part of renowned festivals such as World Press Photo .
the village streets are used as place to place works
Also, exposure of snapshots is not done in the Conventionally, but the village streets in town are used to place the works of different artists, offering an alternative way to common formats and supports used for such occasions.
On the other hand Participants have also been chosen with special care to try to deliver the highest picture quality possible. An example is Paul Fusco , a photographer from the Magnum agency exposing Funeral Train , for the funeral train moved to Kennedy from New York to Washington. We also find Spanish as Reinaldo Louerio , which based on archive images of the Civil Guard, reflects on the role of immigrants in Spanish society. In short, as claimed in Getxophoto, all participants are different but have one thing in common. aesthetic, political and ethical commitment
It is expected that a minimum, achieve the 80,000 visitors of last year. Thus, Getxophoto 20 displays can be visited for free from the September 3 to October 4 , which is mainly found in the neighborhood of Algorta.
July 21, 2015
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