The CCCB hosts the exhibition of the best 134 photographs from 2015 today, which can be seen until December 13 | “The photo is like a mirror to look at himself,” says the winner Mads Nissen
The most important events of this 2015, as immigration refugee crisis, the war in Ukraine and the Ebola epidemic, star photo exhibition World Press Photo 2015 Photographic Social Vision Foundation, arriving Thursday to Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB), where it can be seen until 13 December, after his tour of other Spanish cities
At a press conference Tuesday, the director of the foundation, Silvia Omedes, it explained that this exhibition comes under the slogan View photographs to understand seven 134 multimedia works, selected from 97,912 images submitted to the contest by 5,692 photographers 131 countries, 281 Spaniards. In addition to today’s booming, exposure through other issues such as pollution, nature and sports, as well as modern habits like fast food.
The Barcelona edition will at its inauguration attended by the winner, Mads Nissen, who, present at the press conference, explained about his image, which portrays the intimacy of a homosexual couple in St. Petersburg (Russia) – “The picture It is like a mirror to look at himself “and assess tolerance itself.
“For me, photography is empathy with others and through it connect with nations, cultures and other people,” she summarized the artist on its objectives in this picture, and explained that the image is to arouse in the viewer a question of his own tolerance and your community. As gestation of her image, which has had witnessed in Russia and some hooligans got punched two gay: “This incident affected me and I understood that the power I had was my camera.”
The third prize in the short film section of the multimedia competition, the Spanish Carlos Spottorno, with The Gates of Europe- project, considered that, judging by the immigration crisis in Europe evident in this edition, the exhibition reveals “manifestations of something It is happening in the European Union, which are coming cracks “. “My work represents very well what is happening in Europe with the forced migrants who rush out to sea,” he said, glad to be at the multimedia section as a new tool with great narrative possibilities to explain the world.
The foundation has organized a series of events to reflect on photography and attract more public room, such as school and, new this year, guided visits to company workers.
With an entry of six euros, Omedes has dedicated the exhibition to the public without which the organization would not be possible after the foundation lost its main sponsor in 2009, and has also devoted this year to the founding partner of the Silvia Pérez Crespo, Mahala Communication, died last Friday: “We dedicated the experience of this year it was a great professional.”
The director of the CCCB, Vicenç Villatoro, has claimed that documentary photography “is one of the best tools to understand the present”, for example the situation of refugees and claimed that in reality magmatic photojournalist frames and choose what remains inside and outside offering an approach to the viewer.
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