The History of Photography does not tend to go beyond the year 2000. At that time, Internet was already spread throughout homes in Western countries, mobile phones with cameras were being sold, and Photoshop was in its sixth version. The brutal, accelerated impact of all this technological development, and of photography specifically, and society in general, is undeniable.
At this workshop, we will attempt to freeze this process for a weekend to decipher what the new models, shapes and ideas that arise every day are. To this end, we will first analyse the technological, social, economic and political context where we live, we will discuss different ideas and approaches whose intent is to explain changes, and we will observe the work of a large number of authors who lead the most avant-garde and experimental practises.
During this workshop, participants will discover, analyse and work on photographic practises that have been being developed since the digital technological revolution, and the generalised use of the Internet up until today.
Focused on the past ten years, the course assumes that people are aware of contemporary photography genres such as visual journals, intimate journals, typological work and conceptual photography to move on to new movements that are currently in experimentation phase, thereby opening up the medium’s range of possibilities.
Based on technological, economic and social contextualisation, we will analyse the uses and aesthetics of the image in each one of said fields. We will address and debate new definitions of photography, including both approaches interested in expanding the limits of the medium itself and those that seek to re-establish their possibilities as a tool for transformation and/or activism.
12 hours spread over three days throughout one weekend. It will begin with 3 hours Friday, 6 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday.
Dates: from 12 to 14 June
Friday 12: 16h – 19h
Saturday 13: 10’30h – 13:30h and 16h – 19h
Sunday 14: 10’30h – 13:30h
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Jon Uriarte (Hondarribia, 1980): Photographer and professor, trained at IEFC in Barcelona and ICP in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in Photography: Projects and artistic theories from the European University of Madrid & Photoespaña.
His personal work has been exhibited in spaces such as the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), the HBC centre (Berlin), the Koldo Mitxelena (San Sebastian) and the Sala d’Art Jove (Barcelona). He has participated in festivals such as PhotoEspaña, Sarajevo Winter Festival and Getxophoto. He has given workshops and conferences at artistic spaces, museums, universities and festivals such as Photobook Bristol, La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Casa do Memoria (Vila do Conde, Portugal), Arts Santa Mónica (Barcelona), Carlos III University (Madrid) and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). He is currently a professor of Author Projects at IDEP in Barcelona, where he lives and works. His blog, “Blog en bruto,” is a theoretical point of reference on the recent Spanish photography stage. At the same time, he has founded and participated in several participatory initiatives revolving around photography, such as the Photobook Club Barcelona and the contemporary photography international activity programme Widephoto.