PHotoEspaña was born in 1998 with the intention of developing a festival rooted in society. The festival has focused both on grand concepts and vast artistic territories: Europe, North America, Latin America, the Far East. This vision has been upheld and developed by the curators and directors that distinguishes it from other international photography festivals where a chief curator has taken charge of the festival’s programme every three years. As well as exhibitions, PHotoEspaña organises various public activities that turn the festival into an all-embracing affair: workshops, seminars, portfolio reviews, meetings, conferences, photography projections, film cycles and even a marathon are all part of the festival’s programme.
For its XXIII edition, The Showroom is to guest curate Contra La Raza [Against Race] – a multi-exhibition project and programme from June to September 2020