Within the framework of PHotoEspaña 2016, which in its nineteenth edition explores the photographic medium in Europe, the Community of Madrid and PHotoEspaña have created a space in which authors, photography schools and the public will establish a direct link, through exhibitions, meetings, training sessions or communication in social networks.

FORUM-Madrid PHotoEspaña is a heterogeneous and open space meeting of ‘Talking, Listening and Being with photography’.

As part of this I have been invited along with colleagues from the POC Project collective, to run a participatory event on Thursday 9th June. Together we will raise different issues surrounding photographic creation and attendees will have the opportunity to interact and learn firsthand about the creative processes, building projects, editing series and general concerns of the practitioners. We also hope to questions about what it means to be working artists in Europe today.

Taking part will be:

Simon Roberts (UK): http://dev.macambulance.co.uk/simonroberts
Charles Freger (France): http://www.charlesfreger.com/
Sjoerd Knibbeler (Netherlands): http://www.sjoerdknibbeler.com/
Cara Phillips (USA): http://www.cara-phillips.com/
Bert Danckaert (Belgium):  http://www.bert-danckaert.be
Götz Diergarten (Germany): http://www.diergarten.com
Birgitta Lund (Denmark): http://www.birgittalund.com
Leo Favier (France): http://www.leofavier.fr/
Matthias Koch (Germany): http://www.matthias-koch-fotografie.de/
Sonja Thomsen (USA): www.sonjathomsen.com
Charlott Markus (Denmark/ Holland): http://charlottmarkus.com/
Yann Gross (Switzerland): http://yanngross.com/
Lorenzo Vitturi (Italy): http://www.lorenzovitturi.com

The event will take place in the gardens of the Canal Isabel II Room, an arts centre in a former water reservoir. More information here: http://phe.es/en/phe/actividades

9th June, 18.30 – 20.00pm

Canal Isabel II Room
C/ Santa Engracia, 125
Madrid 28003

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During the PHotoEspaña festival I will also be undertaking portfolio reviews as part of the Descubrimientos PHE Week, a new professional meeting for photographers that will take place from May 30 to June 3, 2016. I will also be doing an artist talk on Friday 3rd June. More information here: http://phe.es/en/phe/descubrimientos/24/experts_session_2

 

My presence at PHotoEspaña has been made possible with the help of the Artists’ International Development Fund.

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Don’t miss the next POC meeting in Vevey, Switzerland. This anniversary workshop is being held in parallel with the Images Festival.

All events will take place at Local d’Art Contemporain, 8 Ruelle des Anciens-Fossés, Vevey, Switzerland. POC.

Here is the public program of our Vevey meeting. Hope to see you all there…

Sept 8, 11:30, Welcome BBQ!

Sept 9. 11:30, Come and Share the Brunch with us!

Sept 9, 16:00 -18:00: Sofa discussions: Two photographers share their work and thoughts with each other and with the public. Today: Brian Ulrich with Charles Fréger, Seba Kurtis with Petros Efstathiadis

Sept 10, 10:00 -12:00: Public working sessions: POC members are sharing their personal and collective projects, concerns and challenges. Public welcome.

Sept 10, 16:00-18:00: Sofa discussions: Two photographers share their work and thoughts with each other and with the public. Today: Anita Witek with Charlott Markus, Simon Roberts with Andrew Phelps

Sept 11, 11:00-12:00: Public working sessions: POC members are sharing their personal and collective projects, concerns and challenges. Public welcome.

Sept 21, 19:00: “Pocktails” evening!

The participating POC photographers are:

Patricia Almeida
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond
Bert Danckaert
Götz Diergarten
Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Petros Efstathiadis
Charles Fréger
Marina Gadonneix
Peter Granser
Yann Gross
Matthias Koch
Seba Kurtis
Charlott Markus
Loan Nguyen
Andrew Phelps
Augustin Rebetez
Simon Roberts
Brian Ulrich
Anita Witek

Visit our facebook page with more details here.

POC Project members by Augustin Rebetez