Festival de Fotografía Impresa
Opens16 Feb 2024
Ends17 Feb 2024
- Location Córdoba, Argentina
Intending to promote cultural and editorial production, the Argentinian festival has as its starting point the photographic image and its materialization in different supports.
Created by Centro de Estudios Fotográficos (CEF – Córdoba) and with a trajectory of eight editions in the province of Córdoba and other cities in the region, the Festival de Fotografía Impresa aims explicitly to create a space for appreciation, circulation, analysis, and dialogue of different visual productions materialized in their editorial format.
The 9th Festival de Fotografía Impresa will take place with a publications round, a space for presenting and exchanging publications in different formats, with the participation of prominent figures from Córdoba, Rosario, Buenos Aires, Chile, Paraguay, Mexico, and Brazil. Once again, audiovisual project screenings will take place. Both activities arise from open calls throughout Latin America.
As a novelty, selected projects from the Fronteras Open Call will be announced. A Latin American/South American call for co-production by Infinito Blanco Ediciones (Córdoba, Argentina) and Lovely House (Sao Paulo, Brazil). The nature of this call is collaborative, which is why the selection process was carried out by a team composed of individuals and institutions with experience in the publishing field throughout the region: Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina. CEF – Córdoba is interested in production processes and the construction of collective narratives, born from encounters. It is in this sense that the conceptualization, editing, and materialization of the publication will be developed by both publishers. The results will be announced on February 16 at the Genaro Pérez Municipal Museum.
The festival's agenda promises an enriching experience for photography and publishing enthusiasts. Activities include the exhibition Biblioteca Colectiva with selected publications from the FFI Round Call, including a variety of curated selections from Sweden, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, and Mexico; the urban photo gallery Luna de miel en Marte by Victoria Burgos; the exhibition Tinta Fresca at Museo Provincial de Fotografía Palacio Dionisi; round publications and photobooks presentations by authors such as Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Gisela Vola, Nicolas Pousthoms, Julieta Franco, Anibal Mangoni, Carolina Candia Antich, Sofía Bari, Leo De Blas, and Sebastian Salguero, in addition to the editorial project Fluq Books by Erwin Velasco. Finally, the El Día Es Hoy Forum will be added to the festival's events, a space for exchange and reflection among authors, editors, graphic designers, booksellers, and interested audiences to discuss strategies and build networks in editorial production.
CEF – Córdoba believes in meetings and their potential as a driving force to rethink strategies and strengthen circuits, networks, and alliances for these productions. The FFI encourages the publication and circulation of visual narratives as a political and affective act that involves making public material that deserves to be told and disseminated, with special emphasis on the Latin American editorial context. It is a space to explore format and graphic resources, expand the creation of meaning and subjectivities, learn about projects, authors, and editors, and think about the paths, uses, and activations of these productions.