BFOTO FESTIVAL 2019

The 2019 edition: BABEL

  • SERGIO ABRAIN. There is no greater temptation than the provocation of the impossible. In this edition, Barbastro Foto proposes a highly suggestive and provocative subject: "Babel" in the broadest sense of the symbolic and cultural term as a subject for creative and photographic debate. Babel refers us to a history stigmatized by disaster and chaos and, from a current perspective, as the exemplification of the single discourse in the face of diversity. It is an event that announced the future, specifically the current reality 5000 years ago in Mesopotamia, as something more interesting than a simple provocation to divine power ...

  • TONI BUIL SILLÉS. BFoto, Barbastro, Babel. It looks like a play on words or the line of an unusual reading notebook. It is an enumeration: a festival, its city and its motto, Babel, the name that represents disorder and confusion, the excessive punishment for defying God. Perhaps photography also does it with his desire to achieve immortality, even if it is that of a fleeting moment. And without a doubt his challenge extends to another earthly supremacy: that of that arbitrary and unjust order that he strikes with the uncomfortable testimony of images ...

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