Promoted by the Begihandi collective, GETXOPHOTO is a festival dedicated to images that take place in Getxo (Basque Country) during September for the last 12 years. 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.
GETXOPHOTO inhabits the public space and continues supporting the use of formats, stands and unconventional exhibition spaces to show the different images. This is a thematic festival that every three years works together with a different curator who understands the photography as a tool of knowledge, communication, and of course artistic enjoyment. Exhibitions, installations, projections, collaborations, experimental laboratories and many activities complete the program of the Festival.
Since 2017, Monica Allende is the festival curator.
From September 5th to 30th, 2018
GETXOPHOTO, International Image Festival, takes place in Getxo, Basque Country, close to Bilbao. This festival takes place in September and bets on the use of formats, supports and unconventional spaces to circulate the work of international visual storytellers.
Exhibitions and installations mainly outdoor, collaborations, experimental laboratories and many activities complete the program of the Festival.
The theme of the Festival, Transitions, is presented as a trilogy (2017-2019) and approaches a common concern, the uncertainty of the near future. In the 2018 edition, Transitions 2 will show the work of artists committed to multidisciplinary narratives from all over the world.