The exhibition of the 24th Luis Valtueña International Award, which can be visited at the National Chalcography of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and which was initially scheduled to close this coming Sunday, April 18, has been extended until Sunday, April 25 due to the large number of people who are visiting it. Then it will leave for Zaragoza, where it will be exhibited during the month of May at the Joaquín Roncal Cultural Center.
The exhibition presents a total of 50 photographs from the five series selected by the jury: the winner, Soledades Mayores by Santi Palacios; the finalists, Heroes by Emeke Obanor, Exodus by Nicoló Filippo Rosso, and Eyes by Luis Sergio, along with the jury’s special mention, Am I Not Scared Anymore? by Sergei Stroitelev.
The five authors address current issues in which they delve in depth: the situation of the homes for the elderly during the covid-19 in Spain, the drama of Venezuelan migration, police abuse in peaceful demonstrations in Chile, terrorism and gender violence in Nigeria or the stories of overcoming a group of women with breast cancer in Russia.
They are all images of overwhelming stories that broaden our gaze and make us reflect on the current human rights violations, the consequences of political decisions on people’s lives and also on the small daily actions that people take to face or overcome problems.
Also shown is a preview of The Shadow of Evil, a project in development by Mohsen Kaboli, winner of the previous edition and recipient of the grant awarded as a prize, with which he is researching and documenting how drug abuse affects young people in Iran.
Prepare your visit:
From February 11 to April 18, 2021
Calle de Alcalá 13, Madrid
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.