Back to el Alto, Bolivia. Finishing the film "cholet"on Freddy Mamani.


We had a Screening of IIC and Cholet at the Camp180 Abrantes.
Creative Camp180 in Abrantes, Portugal.
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Hemos pasado unos días en la costa de Ecuador, haciendo un proyecto colaborativo sobre las secuelas del terremoto que sacudió la región hace unas semanas. Para FLUZ + VAQ

Talk en Fluz. - FLuz QUITO, Ecuador





Invitado a dar una charla en FLUZ, Quito, sobre narrativas visuales.





Happiness is a place in teh sun. Invited to be at the portfolio review, thisSeptember at Ecnontros da Imagem 2016, in Braga, Portugal.
Regreso a los origenes. Invitado a dar una clase en Getxophoto 2016. Septiembre. LINk ----->
Finally in el Alto, looking for Mamani #freddymamani


A little bit of nostalgia. That was the original Ojodepez concept. A magazine with empty white cover and back cover. Inside a black plastic bag, the same used for photo paper. Binded with a red thread. Beautiful. It lasted 2 issues before we had to adapt it to the "market".
Insane how video gear has changed in a decade. Now I can make 4k, 120fps, raw files, lighting and great audio with such a little equipment. First Ikea, then H&M, and now this. On my way to El Alto.
I was invited to the Center Awards Jury, for the Project Launch category. Great award to give a little push to devoted photographers. Congratulations to ELENA ANOSOVA, WENDEL A. WHITE, ÁLVARO LAIZ, LAURA MORTON. Check the site.

Preparando un nuevo documental sobre el genio del Alto, Freddy Mamani.




We are going to Abrantes, for the exciting 180 Creative Camp, in July. With this amazing line up: Sean Dunne, Boa Mistura, Javier Peña Ibáñez, José Cardoso, Alec Dudson, and Simon Landrein!

180 Creative Camp aims to provide a time and place for young creators, invited artists and thinkers to learn together, exchange experiences and give birth to amazing creations. It will be an 8 day Media Arts Academy in cozy Abrantes, Portugal. You’ll have the time and the freedom to explore the city and give it another life! Since 2012 people from all over the world, since Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Santiago do Chile to Berlin, have come to 180 Creative Camp showing their best.
Go to the website


So that was it for Ojodepez. Started years ago at the university in Barcelona. I went broke, desperate, frustrated, but it was worth it.

Here a letter from Arianna.
Most of you are probably aware by now: OjodePez, the documentary photography magazine as you know it, is ceasing to exist. Decisions need to be taken on if and how to proceed in the future. The magazine was born 13 years ago from a wild idea Frank Kalero had with a few peers in college. They wanted to create a photo magazine, and to do so they invited a photo editor (@Pepe Baeza) to guest edit one. OjodePez at the time did not even have a cover image! It was collected in a black plastic bag, a nostalgic memory of darkroom days and light sensitive paper. Well, there was nothing nostalgic about the magazine really. It was a flash-forward idea, giving space to unpublished works but mostly cherishing and highlighting, not only the work of the authors but the action, the magic of the photo editor. That person that envisions the best way to sequence your work, and that intuitively knows which images must go in and which ones should go out. The Photo Editor. I was lucky enough to be invited to guest edit the second issue: what a dream! About 100 pages to fill with the remarkable works I had been collecting through the web, portfolio reviews, meetings… and preserving in a drawer or folder, waiting for that special space to welcome them. And since then I have never left the magazine… spiritually and professionally…on the side during Frank’s directorship and as director since 2010. OjodePez has changed and evolved with the passing of time. The look and language of the magazine has modified to adapt to new codes and contemporary visions. Always based on one theme per issue, it has welcomed a variety of styles and choices to study and defy the definition of documentary photography. I feel we have done a good job, I am a happy stepmom of this wonderful project that is the result of love, many hours of work usually at nighttime, great discussions and encounters, all done with a very small team. I want to thank first and foremost Frank Kalero, for the vision and the bravery to put forward the idea, and to let it go and live on; to La Fabrica, the publisher, especially in the person of Camino Brasa, wonderful and compassionate editorial director; and Gema Navarro, art director and designer of the magazine, for the patience and precision. MUST thank ALL the photographers that have participated in the issues throughout the years, offering their images to the passionate workings of photo editors worldwide. And of course, the amazing invited editors who, also at no fee, spent countless hours picking, choosing, editing, sequencing, often at nighttime. (I will dedicate a comment to tagging all of you!!!) And thanks to you, faithful readers, fans and photographers, who from all over the world have been buying, subscribing, reading, exchanging, suggesting, discussing OjodePez and the wonders and challenges of documentary photography today. Truly, Arianna
In Hong Kong, at the Wyng opening. The WYNG Masters Award is a non-profit photography award aiming to nurture the growth of photography as an art form in Hong Kong, as well as stimulate dialogue and foster community awareness on socially relevant issues of critical importance to Hong Kong. Each year, a focused theme is chosen for the award. In the Award’s inaugural 2012/13 cycle, the theme was POVERTY, followed by AIR then WASTE, and the theme for the 2015/16 cycle is IDENTITY. The WYNG Masters Award grants the recipient of the award a cash prize of HK$250,000. The recipient is chosen by an international panel of judges. Each of the six additional finalists will receive HK$15,000 cash. The winner will be announced at the exhibition of finalists’ works in April 2016.
Paseando por el boulevard de Iquitos, conocimos a Luis Beltrán Peña Grandez, el poeta del amor. Vive en una casa de madera flotante. Que se acerca y aleja al malecón dependiendo del caudal del rio. En una semana dejará a su familia para pasar dos años en Republica Dominicana como misionero. No tiene teléfono, no tiene internet. Este video es un pequeño presente para Luis.

 
My prescription glasses, and prescription sunglasses. This is how your life looks when you are a freelance working probono for art's sake.
Starting a fruit seed bank for a new project.
Doing some research in one of the most amazing Valleys in the world. Birth place of the Inca empire.


Filmando en Lima una intro para el Festival de Diseño Latinoamericano, LAD FEST.

Una nueva oportunidad para estar con la familia de Getxophoto.

Tiempo 
GETXOPHOTO cumplirá diez años en septiembre de 2016 y girará en torno a la temática del tiempo. Será una edición especial comisariada, por primera, única y última vez, por el actual director del festival, Jokin Aspuru. Contará en su equipo de programación artística con los que han sido hasta ahora los tres comisarios del Festival: Alejandro Castellote, Frank Kalero y Christian Caujolle.
We are in Paracas desert, Perú, working with Domingo in a project for the upcoming Museo de Paracas.




All hand made, no electric tools. Made in Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.





In hong Kong, being part of the Wyng Masters Award jury. This time o Identity. Together with Lisa Botos, MaryAnn Camilleri and Louise Clemets, Zoher Abdoolcarim, Margaret Ng and LEUNG Po-shan. We are done with the preselection. One more time WMA using photography to create critical awareness about socio/political issues in Hong Kong. This time Identity, big time in HK.

So this is ready, after few years of stand by, the work made together with greek artist Novi_sad, in Iceland. Here more about the project.

Available on Sedition


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Entrevista en Santiago de Chile en ocasión de expofoto. ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................



Mañana en la mítica escuela Alpes en Santiago de Chile.


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An ordinary office employee, comfortable in his daily routines, following a given script, working nonstop, and never moving away from what he knows... until he encounters a glitch. A bureaucratic horror/road movie to the inner self of any possible system.
Starring: Shima, Nathalie Novag, Francisco de Asis, Pozo Cruz
Original soundtrack by: Chris Zabriskie
Sound Fx: Gurtz
Colour correction: Stephanie Mella
Editing: Renato Ilha, Armando Montalban
Directed by: David Quiles Guilló, Isaac Niemand and Shima
Produced by: Full Electric
Filmed in Berlin in the summer of 2011

"O sistema está em colapso... E este não é um filme de ficção." - Shima

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After five years, silence, solitude and storm, Shima is almost ready. 


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A walk trough the Photoquai promenade, to get a glimpse of all the work we did this year. .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Great days in Paris surrounded by photographers, friends and ministers. .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Opening at the Tour Eiffel, finally I can put this on my biography.

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In Amsterdam, at the Opening of the Pride Award, being part as a chairman of the Jury, together with Meaghan Looram, Zanele Muholi and Vince Aletti. 
A show about gender identity inside one of the oldest churches in Holland. 
Great stories, great photos, and wonderful people everywhere.


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The 2015 Photoquai catalogue is ready. Published by Quai Branly & Actes Sud. We are setting up vending machines at the show, where will be possible to buy the catalogue.

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A robar a Sierra Morena from Isaac Niemand on Vimeo.

El maestro Santiago Ydáñez en su contexto singular de Puente de Génave.

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In Puente de Genave, making a biopic for the master painter Santiago Ydañez. .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Screen Production Lab from Screen on Vimeo.

Screen Production Lab / Session One
October 13-17, 2015
New York
Apply now through September 15th!

screenprojects.org

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Isaac Niemand is at Oqubo Residence, in Elche, with another bunch of great people. Filming Schön, an experimental film form the experimental mind of David Quiles. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


And Voila, the 40 photographers invited this year to Photoquai 2015. 
Made by Isaac Niemand, music by Kid Chocolate. 
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Filmando en Cambrils con los amigos.

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We are in Amsterdam, at the Lloyd Hotel, selecting the winners for the Pride Photo Award. With Meaghan Looram, Zanele Muholi and Vince Aletti. 

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We just made the official press presentation for Photoquai 2015. It was inside the Eiffel Tower. Right in the epicenter of the universe.

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Invited to be part of the jury at the Pride Photo Award 2015 in Amsterdam. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

In London with Cristina Demiddel interstellar helmet. Photo by Luisa Dörr. .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................