THE FESTIVAL

City collective initiative powered by Photographic Social Vision Foundation taht recognizes the social value of documentary photography and photojournalism. Thanks to an extensive program of exhibitions and activities, the Festival expands our knowledge about the world in which we live.

DOCfield Barcelona celebrates in 2017 its fifth edition reflecting the subject of human mobility and the journey in its many forms and includes in the program 9 exhibitions of the official section that make up the Ruta DOCfield, a central geographical axis that crosses Barcelona from Diagonal to Colón.

In addition, the festival offers guided tours, an extensive program expanded to 25 free exhibitions, adding up invited venues, open audiovisual screenings in the Nits DOCfield, urban content through DOCfield Carrer, DOCfield PRO, a working day for professionals, and the DOCfield Dummy Award Fundació Banc Sabadell.

Nominators DOCfield Barcelona 2017

Eefje Ludwig (The Netherlands, 1982)

Since 2016 she works as an independent consultant, educator, editor and curator in the field of photography and visual storytelling. Previously, she worked as project manager and manager of the World Press Photo Education Team between 2008 and 2016. During these years she coordinated various training projects and publications in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. For years, she coordinated the renowned Joop Swart Masterclass, which has involved many of today’s great names in the industry of photojournalism and documentary photography. Examples of projects she coordinated: Repor t ing Change and Storie s of Change, Joop Swart M asterclass, Latin or American Masterclass, SEE New Perspectives.

She has lectured and reviewed portfolios at Ojo De Pez Meeting in 2015, Eddie

Adams Workshop 2010 or the Pedro Meyer Foundation, Mexico. She is a Master in Educational Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and studied photography at the Catalan Institute of Photographic Studies in Barcelona. Her interests are to support the production, distribution and discussion of visual stories, in any possible way. She is interested in opportunities that push the boundaries of visual storytelling and bring together different art forms.

Jessica Murray (England, 1972)

Born in England in 1972 and grew up in Kenya, England and the United States, Jessica Murray received a BA in History from Skidmore College, NY.  Currently based in Barcelona, she’s director of Al-liquindoi, a Spanish cultural association that she co-founded in 2004 to provide training and support to visual storytellers and documentarians around the world and to produce content driven projects. Jessica has worked with Open Society Foundations coordinating training programs for photographers in the Middle East and North Africa from 2006 until 2008, and from 2009 until 2013 as part of a grant program for photographers from Central Asia and the Caucasus. In 2012, in response to the January 2011 uprising, Jessica developed and produced an 8-month training program for Egyptian photojournalists in Cairo in collaboration with Contemporary Image Collective and NOOR photography agency.

In 2014, Jessica created the Crónica21 Archive, an on-line multidisciplinary archive of documentary stories and analysis about the deepening economic, political and social crisis in Spain. Since 2014 Jessica has been working with the Magnum Foundation, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), and the Prince Claus Fund, coordinating the educational part of the Arab Documentary Photography Program.

In 2015, Jessica was invited to be the artistic director of the documentary photography festival of Barcelona DOCfield>15.   As part of the festival she helped photographer Joan Tomás and the Mescladís Foundation idea and develop “Diálogos Invisibles” a social art project that told the story of 12 un-documented migrants in Barcelona.  These stories are now being developed into a graphic novel by Mescladís and Al-liquindoi, to be published in September 2017 by Astiberri and the Ajuntament de Barcelona.

In 2016 Jessica developed and managed EUROPA: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees.  This collaborative book project by Magnum, AFAC, OnTheMove and Al-liquindoi, was published in November 2016 and distributed for free to migrants and refugees around Europa.

Marc Prüst

I am active as photography consultant, curator, and teacher. In that capacity I edit books, create exhibitions, teach and organize workshops and masterclasses, lecture and write on photography, and – on an individual basis – advise photographers on how to develop their work and how to market it.

I am currently curator at Noorderlicht Photography in Groningen, the Netherlands. For Noorderlicht I develop a photographic documentation project on Northern Ghana. It includes a extensive education program, developed in cooperation with World Press Photo, and wil lead to a publication and exhibition late 2016, early 2017.

Besides several smaller projects, I was the Artistic Director of the Photoreporter Festival in Saint Brieuc, France, from 2014 to 2016. In September 2010. I was one of three curators for the FotoGrafia festival in Rome for the period 2010 – 2012, and the creative director of the only photo festival in Nigeria, LagosPhoto.

I worked for the World Press Photo Foundation from 2001 to 2007, where I organized and installed exhibitions all over the world. In 2005 I was responsible for the exhibition and award winning publication «Things As They Are, Photo Journalism in Context since 1955», for which I worked in close cooperation with curator Christian Caujolle and editor Chris Boot. In 2007 I moved on to Agence VU’ where I was mainly responsible for the international cultural activities of the agency. In 2009 I left the agency to start for myself as freelance curator, consultant, and teacher.

Arianna Rinaldo

is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range. She is the artistic director of Cortona On The Move, the international photo festival in Tuscany, Italy. For almost 10 years she was also the director of OjodePez magazine, the only documentary photography quarterly published in Spain.

Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 in New York, as Archive Director at Magnum Photos. Back in Italy in 2001, as picture editor for Colors magazine she commissioned international photographers to produce documentary projects all over the world.

Based in Milan from 2004 to 2011, Arianna has been a freelance curator for exhibits and a photo consultant for various publications, among which 4 years at D, the weekend supplement of one of Italy’s main daily, La Repubblica. She is a regular participant in portfolio reviews and jury panels worldwide, as well as speaker and teacher. She was part of the World Press Photo jury in 2009, Fotopres, Spain in 2012 and has been a Photolucida Critical Mass juror since 2009.