New call for entries for the Young Photographers Award (18th edition)

INSPAI, Image Centre, forming part of the Diputació de Girona's Department for Culture, New Technologies, Sports and Education, is announcing a call for entries for the 18th edition of the Young Photographers Award, with the goal of promoting and disseminating photographic works created by young photographers throughout Catalonia. This commitment to the creation of photography is one of INSPAI's main objectives, in addition to its desire to, on one hand, bring photography closer to the people from every direction, so that they can appreciate some of the current productions in photography, and on the other hand, to offer a cultural contribution to the local councils through travelling exhibitions.

The photography project selected by the Diputació de Girona will be endowed with the resources necessary to have the work put on exhibit, edited in a catalog and for the exposition to be made mobile for travelling. The winner will be awarded 1,250.00 € (gross prize amount, subject to any applicable taxes at the time the award is paid).

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18th edition of the Young Photographers Award


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"La frontera Sud, a l'ombra del Nord" [the southern border, in the northern shadows], by Martí Albesa, winner of the seventeenth Young Photographers Award

The Diputació de Girona, through INSPAI, Image Center, will be presenting the exposition "La frontera Sud, a l'ombra del Nord", by Martí Albesa, winner of the seventeenth Young Photographers Award, which will take place on Tuesday, October 15 at 17:00, at the Diputació de Girona's Casa de Cultura (first floor exhibition hall).

This presentation can be seen from October 15 through November 5, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 20:00.

The exposition consists of a collection of thirty color photographs with which Martí Albesa creates a discourse whose goal is to denounce the lack of attention towards the people who cross the Strait of Gibraltar, people who are hopeful but also fearful of their uncertain future. "In these people's eyes there is nothing more than sadness and resignation. In their hearts, a superhuman force to survive the miseries written for them. There are no fences, seas or borders as strong as the right to migrate that they are exercising at each step", says the author.

To create this photographic report, Martí Albesa centered his work on the ports of Tarifa, Algeciras, Barbate and at the immigrant reception centers in Los Barrios and San Roque. Done in early August 2018, the photographer shows how at this specific time "the inaction and discoordination led to agglomerations of people in sporting facilities, abandoned warehouses, and even right there at the ports". Consequently, the result of this was none other than "hundreds of people piling up, waiting for any institution to take responsibility".

Download the catalogue by clicking on the image.

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