The documentary photography festival reaches its 5th edition
DOCfield Barcelona, a festival organized by the Fundación Photographic Social Vision, a non-profit organization committed to disseminating the social value of documentary photography and photojournalism, challenges the public through these disciplines, proposing 25 exhibitions reflecting on the mobility of people, the different ways of traveling, whether by necessity or by desire, and how the itineraries and encounters that result from it transform human and geographical identity.
Within the official section, the DOCfield Route, the festival -which has changed its dates from spring to autumn- allows you to "travel" through its programming following a geographical axis that crosses Barcelona from Av. Diagonal-Passeig de Gràcia to the Columbus Monument, including the following spaces: Palau Robert, Espai Mercè Sala, Universitat de Barcelona, FNAC Triangle, CC Pati Llimona, Arts Santa Mònica and Museu Marítim.
© Edu Bayer, Proactiva Open Arms exhibition
© David Ramos, Getty Image. Proactiva Open Arms exhibition
© Giacomo Zandonini. Proactiva Open Arms exhibition
The DOCfield Route features a collective exhibition of the leading national and international visual journalists who have witnessed the rescue work of refugees arriving in Europe by sea from the NGO Proactiva Open Arms. In addition, Lorenzo Meloni, one of Magnum's youngest photographers, shows his work on the fall of the caliphate, the German author Kai Wiedenhöfer documents "the walls" of different places in the world - which can be seen on the facade of the Palau Robert -, Serena De Sanctis, the daily life of taxi drivers in India, instructed to offer alternative and safe transportation to women traveling alone and reduce the high rate of sexual violence in that country; the Syrians Omar Imam and Eyad Abou Kasem portray in first person their periplos as refugees, Alessandro Vincenzi and Marco Ansaloni reveal the territorial reality of the ends of the lines of the Barcelona Metro ...
"¿Dónde estamos?", © Eyad Abou Kasem. "Un bosque al otro lado" (CC Pati Llimona)
“Ahora que estamos en el campamento, es ella la que trae la comida. Nuestros testículos están en peligro.” © Omar Imam, Live Love Refugee (CC Pati Llimona)
"Funicular de Montjuic / FM", © Marco Ansaloni & Alessandro Vincenzi, "Final de línea" (Espai Mercè Sala - Vestíbulo de la estación de metro de Diagonal)
MUMBAI, INDIA - OCTOBER 18, 2013: Rupa is filling the gas tank of the car in a gas station in Mumbai. Rupa Swali is 55 and she started working as a taxi driver with Viira Cabs, a women-only company on January 2011. She says that from that point of her life she was finally happy after years of physical and verbal abuse by her husband, today far from her. © Serena de Sanctis. "By a girl" (Fnac Triangle)
In addition to the Route of 9 exhibitions, for which the festival organizes guided tours and presentations with its authors, DOCfield includes 16 other exhibitions in invited venues - galleries, art centers, civic centers - and free audiovisual projections outdoors in the DOCfield Night.
As a novelty, this edition has hosted the first professional day DOCfield PRO, "Prescribers and audiences, success stories that inspire change", which reflected on the role of contemporary prescribers: how to connect with the audience, identify it and consolidate it. Sponsored by Photographic Social Vision and Oxfam Intermón, it demonstrated successful examples of connecting with audiences through innovative strategies such as the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, the crowdfunding platform at the service of the Verkami culture, the digital transformation of The New York Times or the importance of the virtual spokesman in communication crisis such of the Mossos d'Esquadra case, among others.
Bakhdida/Qaraqosh, Irak. Noviembre de 2016. Una iglesia quemada por el Estado Islámico. © Lorenzo Meloni, "La caída del califato" (Universitat de Barcelona)
Tal Afar, Irak. Noviembre de 2016. Mosul occidental. Milicianos de al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Unidades de Movilización Popular - PMU) rezan antes del combate. © Lorenzo Meloni, "La caída del califato" (Universitat de Barcelona)
Afueras de Mosul, Irak. Marzo de 2017. Civiles huyen de la ciudad. © Lorenzo Meloni, "La caída del califato" (Universitat de Barcelona)
- DOCfield Barcelona
- till November 30th