Edition 2016 opened with a conference by photographer Michael Wesely in Punta Begoña Galleries. The German artist has been producing long exposure photographs since the start of his career, in the 1980s, and he holds the record for the longest photographic exposure in history, lasting for 3 years. During the talk he explained his methodology –which includes the manufacture of special cameras and specific filters that considerably reduce the quantity of light that impregnates sensitive film– and shared with us his work and professional background.
Born in Munich in 1963, he lives and works in Berlin. Wesely is known for his images of cities, landscapes and flowers made with ultra-long exposures, holding the record with three-year long capture. He has shown individually in museums including the MOMA in New York and collectively in galleries and institutions in Europe, America and Asia. Michael has also received several awards and scholarships, amongst which figures the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
After the conference a cocktail was served in the terrace.