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Impressions Director Judges Descubrimientos PHE Award, PHotoEspaña

Mon, 28th May, 2012

Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery has been selected as a reviewer and jury member for Descubrimientos PHE, the annual PHotoEspaña portfolio review held at the Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid, from 5 to 7 June 2012.

The programme of reviews offers professional photographers the chance to show their work to 21 photography specialists from all over the world including Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Jesús Carrillo, Head of Cultural Programmes, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain) and Barnabas Bencsik, Director of the Ludwig Múzeum in Budapest (Hungary). This year, Descubrimientos PHE has received a total of 1,098 applications from photographers of 69 different nationalities, 725 in the Madrid event, 201 in the La Paz event and 172 in the Santo Domingo event.

Anne McNeill has also been selected as one of three jury members for the Descubrimientos PHE Award, with fellow jurors Markus Schaden: editor of Schaden publishing house, Germany, and Roger Szmulewicz, Director and founder of Fifty one fine art photography, Belgium, selecting a winner from the finalists of the three portfolio-viewing events.

PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, is Europe’s largest photography festival and is one of the central international forums for photography. Each year the Festival attracts more than six hundred thousand people and receives acclaim from prestigious critics, making it the most popular cultural event in Spain. The Festival is an exceptional occasion for discovering images, videos and installations created by outstanding national and international photographers and visual artists.