GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival


Date: September 5th – 30th, 2018

Theme: Post-conflict, reframing a dialogue

Curator: Monica Allende


GETXOPHOTO is a festival dedicated to image that takes place in Getxo (Basque Country, Spain) during September. It brings different proposals from photographers and visual storytellers from all over the world to the city, setting a contemporary conversation about the theme proposed each year.


The 12th edition of the Festival will reflect on the meaning of conflict. More specifically it will focus its aftermath, the consequences of conflict and the reconstruction of post-conflict dialogues. This includes how re-framing a broken discourse often gives way to new possibilities,situations, ideas and relationships. The present edition also intends to explore both external and internal post-conflict struggles. These can manifest to impact everything from technology and politics to nature and education, fundamentally changing the way we live our lives.


GETXOPHOTO aims to push preconceived boundaries about visual narration (photography, video, installation, performance, intervention, digital, fiction, documentary, etc) and the spaces where it is shown, predominantly exhibiting in unconventional public spaces and creating an open dialogue with its audience while filling its everyday with images.


Exhibitions, installations, projections, talks, collaborations, experimental laboratories and many activities complete the program of the Festival.


The program will be announced in June.

This 12th edition of GETXOPHOTO, curated by Monica Allende, invites photographers and visual artists from all over the world to share their vision on the 2018 theme Post-conflict: reframing a dialogue.


The jury will be composed by Yumi Goto, Shoair Mavlian, Simon Bainbridge, Christian Caujolle and Monica Allende.