“Mobile eyephoneography”: the first traveling show of mobile photography

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eyephoneography is proud to announce yet another hit for mobile photography: the first traveling exhibit of mobile photography will be on the road starting September 2011.

The show is entitled Mobile eyephoneography and it will be traveling for over a year, stopping in eleven main cities in Spain.

Mobile eyephoneography will be composed of a selection of the past two three eyephoneography exhibits and it is meant to be updated as new editions of the eyephoneography project take place. All the images included in the show, together with the others available on-line, are available for sale.

Below are the cities and dates of “Mobile eyephoneography” (more venues may be added):

- Madrid (1 September – 25 October 2011)
- Barcelona (4 November 2011 – 7 January 2012)
- Murcia (13 January – 22 February 2012)
- Malaga (1 March – 30 April 2012)
- San Sebastian (8 May – 30 June 2012)
- Bilbao (9 July – 20 August 2012)
- Zaragoza (Fnac Plaza España) (11 September – 31 October 2012)
- Zaragoza (Fnac Plaza Imperial) (16 November – 10 January 2013)
- Alicante (16 January – 28 February 2013)
- Seville (5 March – 15 April 2013)
- Asturias (2 May – 30 June 2013)
- Valencia (5 July – 31 August 2013)

A true like minded partnership

We are thrilled to embark in this new project with Fnac, the French entertainment and culture retailer with 150 stores in seven countries, 19 of them in Spain. Their curator of photography in Spain, Ana Bolívar, is well acquainted with eyephoneography as she was one of the members of the selection committee of eyephoneography #2 and contributed a meaningful essay in its catalog. Besides the positive experience of working together, this collaboration is the result of similar interests and convergent viewpoints about the role of culture and photography in our society.

As a matter of fact, since its inception, Fnac has considered photography one of its most recognizable identity traits and has conducted a cultural work to accompany their business with exhibitions, screenings and meetings with artists, authors and public, thus contributing decisively to the promotion of culture.

Six years ago, Fnac Spain began its own trajectory with the programming and independent production of a number of initiatives based mainly in the work of Spanish photographers and emerging talents. Fnac hosted the first photography exhibit of Pedro Almodóvar as a photographer, the multidisciplinary project ‘Origens-Seeds’ – of the cinema director Bigas Luna – and Carlos Saura’s ‘Painted photographies’. Fnac Spain has also brought the work of major international photographers to Spain.

Via dedicated galleries in the stores, Fnac organizes concerts, shows, conferences, etc. that draw communities of experts, amateurs and laymen all combined. Fnac Spain also have an innovative, comprehensive and well-curated online space (ClubCultura.com), where all the events are published.

Involving the local community

Both eyephoneography and Fnac share the value of involving local communities in its activities. As for eyephoneography, this local community includes mobile photographers but not only. In this context, like we have done in the past, we hope to continue to find room for those mobile photographers interested who cannot be physically with us. We will be working with store managers and the local community to explore ways of organizing activities in parallel to the shows.

Do you have a proposal for your own city that you would like to submit to us? Please contact us and let us know!

We’ll soon be posting more interesting information related to this new window of opportunity for all of us to explore the current status and the potential of mobile photography.

Stay tuned!

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