DOCfield, Fotografía Documental Barcelona, is a festival organized by Fundación Photographic Social Vision. The exhibit’s objective is to bring works in documentary photography and photojournalism to Barcelona, to share images of realities and social issues that aren’t mentioned enough in the media.
This year the festival presents 40 exhibits, among which are La tentación de existir by Chirster Strömholk and Anders Petersen; Occupied Pleasures by Tanya Habjouqa, Stories from the Water Front by Balazs Gardi and Paper Actiu: Fotografia social en la calle.
The exhibits are spread across the city. You can find pictures at Santa Mònica, AFB – Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, Barcelona Visions, Biblioteques de Barcelona, Caixa Fòrum, Espai Mercè Sala, Fnac Triangle, Galería H2O, La Pedrera, Me & The Curiosity and at several other locations.
Activities & Workshops
One of the activities is a classic guided tour for groups of at least 25 people, in which the participants will be guided by staff members to selected exhibits, analyzing the pictures together with the group.
This one-hour tour costs 5€ for schools and high schools, 6€ for university and 8€ for the general public.
With En Ruta! The visitors can choose to visit Eixample: Luchas Contemporáneas or Ciutat Vella: Espacio Urbano Y Fotografia Social, each route including a couple of exhibits that will be discussed by the group.
This activity lasts 3 to 4 hours and costs 25€ for the general public and 15€ for students.
A la manera de… refers to 4 workshops designed to develop the participant’s ability to visually read a photo, try a different form of looking at and photographing things.
The workshops are: El Poder del Agua: A la manera de Balazs Gardi; Nuevo Documentalismo Todo vale?: A la manera de Guy Martin; Ironía Y Fotografía: A la manera de Tanya Habjouqa, Empatía y Fotografia: A la manera de Joan Tomás.
The three-hour workshops cost 20€/50€ (1 session or three) for students and 30/75€ (1 session or tree) for the general public.
DOCField 2015 will last until the end of July, with some exhibits remaining active even after the festival is over.