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A New Look at Humanitarian Photography

Photojournalism Doesn’t Change the World but Reveals It

Open conversation with Pablo Tosco, Samuel Aranda and Silvia Fernández

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The years go by and the debate about what photojournalism should be is still being discussed. The photojournalists Samuel Aranda and Pablo Tosco, both with wide experience in the profession, offer the occasion to reflect on the need for a fresh look at photojournalism and its ability to have any real influence in a world bombarded by images.

In this event, the photojournalists Pablo Tosco and Samuel Aranda, who have received World Press Photo awards in 2021 and 2012 respectively, will talk about the importance of photojournalism and graphic testimony in difficult humanitarian situations, and will also consider the ability of images and journalism to modify the reality they are denouncing. We shall show their work and view images of crises that have been sidelined by the mainstream media, and others that that have been rescued from oblivion, precisely because of reports by journalists, photographers, and NGOs.

The debate will be moderated by the photojournalist Sandra Balsells and will also include Silvia Fernández, a journalist who is the Doctors without Borders (MSF) Communication manager.

This activity, promoted by Doctors without Borders on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary and by the EnfocAH project as part of the World Press Photo 2021 exhibition in Barcelona, is jointly organised with the Photographic Social Vision foundation and the CCCB.

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The years go by and the debate about what photojournalism should be is still being discussed. The photojournalists Samuel Aranda and Pablo Tosco, both with wide experience in the profession, offer the occasion to reflect on the need for a fresh look at photojournalism and its ability to have any real influence in a world bombarded by images.

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