From September 9 to October 2, the 10th edition of Revela'T will take place, the world's first analogue photography festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The festival will schedule 36 photography exhibitions in different spaces in Vilassar de Dalt (Maresme), and as part of Revela'T Circuit, 9 exhibitions in Barcelona and 12 exhibitions in other cities.
From September 10, the general public will be able to visit the 57 exhibitions of renowned national and international photographers; on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September the festival will celebrate the main weekend, with the Photo Market and the Professional Days, three days with training activities around photography, and on the 1st of October, Revela'T will a big birthday party open to everyone, as well as Photobook Day, a day dedicated to photobooks.
In this edition, Revela'T pays tribute to the artist, theoretician, curator, editor, disseminator and one of the great innovators of photography in our country Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) with HeghDI' vem ghaH, tu'lu', DINOSAUR , an unprecedented exhibition produced especially for the festival inspired by the figure of the dinosaur. In addition, Fontcuberta will be in charge of offering the Inaugural Conference of the festival on Friday 16 September at the La Massa theater in Vilassar de Dalt, and will receive the Revela'T 2022 Silver Distinction.
The Revela'T program will feature several long-term photographic works, such as that of Alessandra Sanguinetti, a photographer from the Magnum agency, who has been portraying for more than twenty years the life of two cousins who live on a farm on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, that of Cristina Fontsaré, who builds a diary of her life through the follow-up she makes of several girls from childhood to adulthood, Alexey Titarenko, who with a masterful use of long exposure captures the disorder of the crowds that occupied St. Petersburg in another time, Deanna Dikeman, who for 27 years, when saying goodbye to her parents, took one last photo from the car, a photographic tour of a lifetime full of goodbyes, or Antonio Martin "Michael", which reconstructs over the course of 25 years the graphic memory of the Alameda neighborhood of Osuna, next to Madrid airport.
In the field of social photography, the festival will have exhibitions documenting rituals such as weddings and various samples of anonymous family photographs; portraits of personalities from the field of photography, people from the social life of Vilassar de Dalt, and women in their 20s who demonstrate the freedom that comes with age; the work of Natalia Kepesz, awarded with a World Press Photo in 2021 about military summer camps in Poland, and a selection of photos from Rafa Badia's travel articles, turned into a testimony of the author's life. Mixed photographic techniques will be present in the work of Frank Machalowski, with old portraits bought at a flea market and current photos taken with an anamorphic pinhole camera; in the great retrospective dedicated to Luis González Palma, with works that evolve from photography to three-dimensionality through a formal experimentation that traces his particular obsessions and intimate universes; in the photographic landscapes treated with 19th century pictorial techniques by José Manuel Magano and in the exhibition on the Civil War by Joaquín Paredes. In addition, two samples will show the work of different cyanotype workshops.
Photography and poetry join hands in the work of Japanese-born photographer Tomoko Nagakawa and cult author Jun Shiraoka, from the collection of Henry Bellan-Huchery, the serene and placid work of José María Díaz -Maroto, the Canarian landscapes of Daniel Fleitas, the captures of the sky of Argentina by Beberly Estay Estay, the intimate and personal stories of Bárbara Traver, the Belgian photographer Elise Corten and the family memories of Rodrigo Flechoso, or the passing of time by Mark Formanek and Manabu Yamanaka, which investigates the body shape of a human being in old age.