Photographic days

The Photographic Days of Castell d’Aro, Platja d’Aro and S’Agaró annually offer a set of workshops, conferences, activities and masterclasses by renowned national and international photographers, who invite you to learn, experiment and reflect on photography . Each year a “fil rouge” is established, a theme on which the different activities are developed.

WHAT ARE THEY?

They are a set of photographic activities such as conferences, seminars and workshops, international contest of photographic projects, etc. held annually since 2014.

WHAT FOR?

The Days are a space of arrival and at the same time of departure, a «meeting point». A stage where to exchange, offer and receive knowledge and visions around photography.

HOW ARE THEY?

The activities of the conference are completely free, but places are limited. Prior registration is required.

2022 Edition

Sustainability.
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Quality of sustainability, especially the characteristics of development that ensure the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.

Photography and sustainability.

It is difficult not to recognize that one of the most important challenges facing humanity today is sustainability.

Betting on a possible future in fields that are so diverse but interconnected, such as environmental health, respect for cultural diversity and new work realities, is the main mission of many organizations and governments.

Given this scenario, we try to contribute our tiny grain of sand, through photography, in the necessary reflection and awareness of our personal responsibility in sustainability.

This year, we invite you to join us in the IX Photographic Conference of Castell-Platja d’Aro i s’Agaró where we ask ourselves, and we ask our speakers and participants, if photography, in all the areas covered by this activity, it is sustainable.

We reflect on the impact of photography on the environment, on ethics and respect for people, on health, …

We will talk about the impact of photography on the trips we take and analyze the messages we emit through our photographs.

We reflect. We debate.
What is the impact of photography on sustainability?

Photography and environment
Is it in the environmental field? Is the production of chips, batteries and the rapid replacement of models and materials of digital photography it more polluting, or the chemicals and waste of analog photography? 
Do we consider our “footprint” when we plan a photographic session?

Photography and travel
Is the invasion of spaces, cultures, traditions in order to get a photograph culturally sustainable?
Is it sustainable overcrowding in specific places, on selected dates, before certain events to get the same photograph?

Photography as a profession
Is the profession of photographer sustainable, in itself, in a hyper-competitive world, oversaturated with images and their producers? And with a trend to the moving image, fast consumption?

Photography and health:
Is it sustainable, the incessant quantity and typology of images that invade us daily? What is the impact on our well-being?

Photography and awareness:
Is photography still an effective tool to raise environmental, social and cultural awareness? Does it contribute to a more sustainable world?

Photography and inclusion:
How can we contribute to a more inclusive society? 
Do we have a sustainable visual language, for everyone?

Workshops
& Activities 2022

Dates: November 4, 5 & 6, 2022

The workshops and activities are free to participate, but places are limited and prior registration is required. To register, you can add the workshop or activity to your cart and make the “purchase” at zero cost.

THE 2022 PROGRAM WILL BE PUBLISHED AFTER THE SUMMER

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