Curators 2017


GETXOPHOTO will celebrate its tenth anniversary on September 2016 around the theme time. It will be a special edition and for the first, only and last time will be curated by the current director of the festival, Jokin Aspuru. In his team he will count on the three curators of the festival: Alejandro Castellote, Frank Kalero and Christian Caujolle.


Jokin Aspuru
Graduated in Images Science from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Ex TV director; he worked in ETB (public Basque television) for 10 years in the news programme, specialized in live broadcastings. Ex journalist; he launched and directed for 10 years the UK, Uribe Kostako Aldizkaria, a cultural magazine written in Basque. As cultural agitator, he has launched the edition of records, fanzines, posters and documentaries as well as quite a few photo exhibitions. He founded GETXOPHOTO and is the director since the beginning.


Sendoa Cardoso


Christian Caujolle
A recognised critic and eminent curator, Caujolle has made an enormous contribution to the world of photography. He collaborated with and was a pupil of Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu and Roland Barthes. He was the graphics editor of Libération, founder of the Agence and gallery VU´, artistic director of Les Rencontres d´Arles and curated international festivals such as the Foto Biennale in Rotterdam and collaborator in PhotoEspaña and the festival Images Singulières in Sète. Since 1983 he has organised several exhibitions and edited monographs on artists including Jacques Henri Lartigue, William Klein, Anders Petersen, Raymond Depardon, Michael Ackerman and Cristina García Rodero. Caujolle has participated in workshops and conferences in many countries in Europe and Asia and served as a jury member for World Press Photo and other prestigious international competitions. Currently he is the director of PhotoPhnomPenh in Cambodia and in 2013 he took over as curator of GETXOPHOTO Photography Festival. He curated GETXOPHOTO from 2013 through 2015.


Juan Gómez


Frank Kalero
Graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) He was a resident at Benettonʼs Fabrica (Italy). He was the founder and director of the magazine OjodePez (Spain). Cofounder and director of the magazine Punctum in India. Also in India, he was the cofounder of Goaphoto. He has been the artistic director of the  Photography Biennial PhotoQuai 2013 and 2015, in Paris. Master at the Joop Swart Masterclass of the World Press Photo, and president of the jury of the Pride Photo Award, both in Amsterdam. Currently he is engaged in developing an online platform for the multimedia, Screen, New York and as adviser to the Wyng Award, Hong Kong. He curated GETXOPHOTO from 2010 through 2012.


Luisa Dorr


Alejandro Castellote
Professor of photography, editor, writer and independent curator. From 1985 through 1996 he was director of the Photography Department at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, where organized the Festival FOCO (1985 to 1989). He has been artistic director and founder of PHotoEspaña in Madrid (1998 to 2000). In 2003 he curated MAPAS ABIERTOS. Fotografía Latinoamericana 1991-2002; C on Cities at the Padiglione Italia in the X Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2006; guest curator for Latin America of the Biennale Photoquai (Museum Quai de Branly) 2007-2009, Paris; Seoul Photo Fair 2010, South Korea and Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) 2012 and was director of the Daegu Photo Biennale 2014 in South Korea. In 2015 he was chief curator -with Wang Qingsong and François Hebel- of the First Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Chongqing, China. He is currently director of the Latin American Master of Photography and Visual Arts at the Centro de la Imagen of Lima, Peru. He curated GETXOPHOTO from 2007 through 2009.


Martí Llorens