Promoted by the Begihandi collective, GETXOPHOTO is a festival dedicated to photography that takes place in Getxo (Basque Country) and supports the exploration of formats, stands and unconventional exhibition spaces to show the different images. This is a thematic festival that every three years works together with a different curator who understands the photography as a tool of knowledge, communication, and of course artistic enjoyment.
GETXOPHOTO supports -without forgetting what’s habitual- the exploration and experimentation of formats, materials and unconventional exhibition spaces, mainly public places. This is one of its main identity signs. It is not about decorating the city but cutting it to tell stories through especially chosen images. From walls to shops windows, containers, bars, yards or buildings, GETXOPHOTO wants to approach different looks to the citizens and not only arrange the pictures like works to be observed, but to create emotions around them: complicity, questioning, links between people and images, neighbors and visitors.
Without forgetting our local authors, GETXOPHOTO has an international vocation but at the same time, looks for the active involvement of the community where it takes place. That is why, apart from its expositive part, the festival has a strong pedagogical component consisting of workshops, guided visits, launches, projections and talks.
Our interest is not only the photography and it is because of that, that we continue betting on working together with people from different disciplines. They are fashion designers, architects, editors, musicians, artist or publicists, who with their inputs contribute to the growth of this festival and help it to go beyond what is strictly photographic.