Photon. 2nd International
From May 21 to July 1, 2012
Sala Oberta - La Nau
From Monday to Saturday, from 9 to 20 h.
Sunday, from 10 to 14 h.
Last year, the Arab Spring showed the world that society
is changing. Societies finally wake up to the injustice
of corrupted governments, power abuse, and constrained
individual liberties. Revolution has broken out, from
Egypt to Syria, where people are still paying for their
rulers’ despotism, as usual. The media were there for
several months, to report on the situation.
But Samuel Aranda tried to cover Yemen, a country with
very limited access. No news... Nobody knows what is
happening. The perfect place to report on things without
the pressure of other media, without indoctrination. He
took a photograph in the city of Sanaa which earned him
the most prestigious photojournalism prize, the World
Press Photo. His photograph travelled the world but it
is only a portion of his work. A photojournalist’s job
is a lot more than taking photographs. In the
exhibition, we see the reality of Yemen, a hermetic
country, through the eyes of Samuel, and we recognise
feelings that do not have any borders.