I love to participate in projects that promote artistic expression and culture. It was a pleasure to be part of the jury in the first edition of Barcelona Photogenic Festival, alongside Toni Bernat, and to award the prize for emerging photographer to Alex Llovet. With his exhibition “Faraway so close”, Alex created a beautiful photographic language that clearly conveys emotions. Maturity, sensitivity, consistency and his very personal point of view made him the winner.
Another of my rewarding Photogenic Festival’s experience took place at the roundtable on photography and fashion in which I participated with the Spanish top models Marta Español and Ferran Calderón. An interesting talk about the role of photographers in the fashion world, people involved in a photoshoot, the creative leeway in commecial photography, the impact of social networks and the Internet era, ethical or unethical role of retouching and changes in beauty patterns
Photogenic Festival is without doubt a stimulating proposal born to introduce to a wider public the exciting art of photography.