Correspondence is an online project that wants to reflect on the relevance photography has taken in contemporary visual culture without losing the historical perspective and its original contexts of creation and dissemination.
Each of the Correspondence sections lasts for two months during which two experts in the field develop a dialogue around a topic that changes in each new edition. The chosen format of these conversations tries to refer us to the old correspondence, where there was a lapse of time between the moment a letter was received and it was answered. In this way, this program wants to claim “slow reflection” at a time marked by the “here and now”. In addition, starting in 2020, we have added a final "face to face" in online format in which our participants discuss the issues raised in their Correspondence.
"Well, what is Photography?" (2016)
Rather than trying to provide a unique answer, these three dialogues aim to show how photography, understood as a set of technologies and practices, discourses and languages, and as an archive in constant expansion, refuses to be fixed in a single place and time .
Abigail Solomon-Godeau and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir
Urs Stahel and Hester Keijser
Joan Fontcuberta and Geoffrey Batchen
Photography: In print | Online ”(2017)
These two installments reveal how to approach photography based on its channels of dissemination and distribution, both print and digital.
Fred Ritchin and Nathan Jurgenson
Marta Gili and Georges Didi- Huberman
"Reading images" (2018)
From the point of view of the receiver, the dialogues focus on how the image, as a language other than writing, is subject to some codes also associated with the symbolic and narrative, as ways to access information and knowledge.
Valentín Roma and Mercedes Cebrián
David Campany and Anastasia Samoylova
"Body and visual representation" (2019)
On the occasion of the exhibition of "Laia Abril, On Abortion" this dialogue revolves around the representation of the body and the mediation that the screen supposes today more than ever.
Remdios Zafra and María Ruido
"Image and counterculture" (2019)
This new installment coincided with the exhibition of La movida, a countercultural movement that took place in Madrid in the early eighties.
Borja Casani and Andrea Valdés
"Photography on Strike" (2020)
The fifth edition, developed in the midst of the Pandemic, points out the role of Photography with respect to new ways of understanding political action.
Carles Guerra and Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
"Based on Spanish Photography" (2021)
Coinciding with Based on True Stories exhibition in Foto Colectania, this correspondence analyzes the key elements that have shaped and continue shape the photographic culture in Spain.
Rosa Olivares and Sema D'Acosta