The Festival offers the possibility to attend a workshop with a professional related to photography. Txema Salvans, Pep Bonet or Arianna Rinaldo are some of the professionals that has been in GETXOPHOTO. Mónica Allende, graphic editor of Sunday Times Magazine, run the workshop in this edition.
New ways to see
Through war photography, Monica Allende explored new ways of seeing. She provided a summary that takes in portrait, landscape, still life, conceptual photography or linear narratives questioning categorisation, broadcasting platforms and established visual representations.
This workshop seeks to establish a dialogue with the participants from the word go, creating an atmosphere of trust and stimulating synergies and debate. So each of them will introduce themselves showing an image that significantly influenced them.
There was also a space for reviewing each participant’s portfolio and for exchanging impressions about their intentions and their approach towards telling their stories. In this regard, using her experience as a graphic editor Allende offered advice and information on how to organise presentations to graphic editors, festivals that can be attended and about the best way of submitting work to photography competitions.
About Mónica Allende
Having graduated in political sciences from the University of London, Monica Allende worked for various book publishers before becoming the graphic editor of The Independent and, at a later date, of the Sunday Times Magazine, a post which she continues to hold today.
She has served as a judge in a number of international competitions including the World Press Photo, Visa pour l’Image and World Photography Awards, and was a member of the Joop Swart Masterclass. Monica runs photography workshops and has been awarded for her work on several occasions: the Graphic Editors Award for the Best Magazine 2006, Amnesty International Award in the category of Photojournalism, and Best Use of Photography in Graphic Design Awards.