The jury of this third edition of DOCfield Dummy Award Fundación Banco Sabadell failed yesterday the prize in favor of Fábio Cunha’s ZONA that solves cohesively conceptual and formally the story about the consequences of the housing bubble as a research and visual report about the urban post-conflict. ZONE is a doc-fiction that explores the consequences of a crisis. Gathered in Aclam Foto, collaborator and #photolover16, Anna Pahissa, Montse Puig, Ana Ramirez, Astrid Stavro and Juan Valbuena, deliberated yesterday and evaluated all participating dummies, selecting 20 finalists of 76 participating among which they chose the winning project and awarded three special mentions to the books: I love my wife, by Dieter De Lathauwer, La Picnolepsiade Tshombé, by Gloria Oyarzabal and How to Fly, by Pedro Guimarães.
Besides, 16 projects where designed finalists and will be participating in the exhibition running from June 2nd to July 25th at The Folio Club. These are: Makuake, by Claire Cocano, Safari, by Elena Almagro, II Libro del Comando, by Francesco Amorosino, New Town, by Jaeuk Lee, Land- on the brink of some formidably complex matter, byLaura Van Severen, Colección animal, by Luisa Monleón, Vera y Victoria, by Mar Sáez, Williamsburg: A place I once called home, by Mara Catalán, Dear Japanese, by Miyuki Okuyama, La Frontière, by Nathalie Déposé, Hello and Welcome to Paris, by Nicola Mikov, Miracle Baby, by Rocío de Alba, Zato, by Sergey Novikov, De Hierro, by Severine Sajous, Je vous salue Marie, by Stephanie_Bonn and Holy days, by Toni Amengual.
The exhibition of the finalist dummies will run from June 2nd to July 25th in The Folio Club. Check out the photo album of the session here.
Anna Pahissa is graduated in art history and has worked for years in the field of contemporary art. She founded múltiplos in 2011, a project for dissemination and distribution of artists’ publications that has a space in Barcelona from which operates as a library, distribution and projects office linked to art. Both, the space and múltiplos catalog host actual projects of national and international artists.
Montse Puig has a degree in History from the University of Barcelona and in photography at the Institut d’Photographic Studies of Catalonia. She also trained with different photographers, such as Eduardo Momeñe, José Manuel Navia and Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, among others. Her professional experience has always been linked, directly or indirectly, to photography. For five years she was a collaborator of the department of Images of the ANC. Always fascinated by books, and after working for 13 years in a big publishing house (RBA), she founded in 2012 Ediciones Anómalas.
Ana Ramírez has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations with Masters in Cultural Management. Throughout her career she has been on a number of initiatives and creative projects taking part of the various stages of production. She is currently in charge of communication and manages exhibition projects in The Folio Club.
Astrid Stavro graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and The Royal College of Art. After running her own award winning studio for ten years, she co-founded the design agency Atlas. Stavro has an international reputation for idea based, thoughtful designs applied with exquisite typographic sensibility and attention to craft. She writes for international design Journals and is the Design Director of Elephant magazine. Stavro is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).
Juan Valbuena is photographer founder of NOPHOTO agency, director of the independent publishing house PHREE and teacher-coordinator of the International Master of Contemporary Photography and Personal Projects in EFTI school. His personal projects have to do with the trip and memory, with a special approach to the relationship between the human being, photography and territory. Additionally he has developed projects for brands, organizations and public and private institutions.