Since its opening in 2002, Foto Colectania has expressed a clear commitment to disseminating photography and collecting through an extensive program of exhibitions, touring shows and activities. After 15 years of a work based on the closeness, we have become a meeting point capable of convening a wide range of audience.
Among the key and distinguishing issues our new programs and objectives for the next few years are ruled by, one can find: a special emphasis on the activities parallel to the exhibitions that highlight the different photography practices and the role of the image in contemporary society; an immersion in the virtual environment (Foto Colectania on-line); a continuous enhancement of the Collection’s value, one of the most important photography legacies in our country; and, finally, promoting new educational projects and supporting research.
In addition, in 2016 we have initiated a series of new programs that expand the spectrum of activities carried out so far. The highlight of this new configuration is the idea of working under an annual theme from which a whole series of new programs are derived. The motto chosen to begin this new journey has been "Well, What Is Photography?", a question that, rather than providing a single answer, aimed to draw attention to the relevance that images and photography have in contemporary society. Among the programs developed that year, we can highlight "Correspondence", a program on photography thinking, and the two editions of DONE, a project to support contemporary creation and thinking within the framework of the image’s new ecosystem.
At the new venue of Paseo Picasso 14, which opened its doors in March 2017, we offer diverse experiences thanks to a space that has a temporary exhibitions hall, a library, a room to present audio-visuals and the conservation chamber for the photography collection.
At Foto Colectania, we keep banking on an innovative management model based on the creation of synergies and alliances with different public and private sector entities, creating added value for our partners. The active role that our Friends and Benefactors have as representatives of our project and as a bridge between the cultural and social world, aims to affect as much on the fundraising as on the support of Foto Colectania’s social development and mission.