II Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Castilla y León. FIFCYL – 26.04.22 – 29.05.22 PALENCIA

Big names in national and international photography for the first edition of the festival

For this first edition, the Castilla y León International Photography Festival will showcase great names in photography both internationally and nationally.

William Klein‘s images rub shoulders with those of Joel Meyerowitz, both being set in the New York of the 1950s and 1960s. Robert Frank‘s cinema dialogues with the photographs of Lee Friedlander, both of which speak to us of the image within the image. Valérie Belin and Sandro Miller (a photographer born in Chicago, a city with which Palencia is twinned), confront each other and talk to us about the differences in identity that can unite or divide. Álvaro de Castro Cea, in close collaboration with the Provincial Historical Archive of Palencia, retraces his steps 100 years later and installs his portraits of our ancestors. Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Sally Mann, William Wegman or Walker Evans play with time and show us their snapshots which until now they had only kept for themselves. Miguel Vallinas, an internationally renowned photographer from Medina del Campo, located not far from Valladolid, will install his Segundas Pieles (Second Skins) in the Paseo del Salón de Isabel II, and his series Ceci n’est pas (This is not) in the Nexo990 space in Monzón de Campos.

The Best of Show, organised in collaboration with the legendary New York institution, the Lucie Awards, will offer a panoramic view of international contemporary creation.

In addition, we are establishing a partnership with the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles so that the young generations can show their work, which will be projected on a large screen in the heart of Palencia (Jardines del Salón). Visitors will be able to discover unpublished images of Castilla y León by Gabriel Cualladó, films by Vivian Maier, and the work of photographers who are just starting out on their photographic careers, such as Heng Zheng, Robin Plus and Sara Szabo, who last year obtained their diplomas from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. A selection of the work of Patricia Escriche, a Spanish photographer based in Berlin and representative of the new generation of Spanish photographers who are making their mark on the international scene, will also be screened.

6 de April de 2021
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