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Revela’T is an international photography festival that has become a meeting point for photography lovers and especially for lovers of analog  photography  from all over the world.

Every year we are more people who attend this event born in Vilassar de Dalt (Barcelona) in 2013 and from 2017 expands its area of influence to Barcelona city, organizing the OFF Revela’T and in 2018 the first winter edition of the Revela’T Winter Madrid.

For this eigtht edition the scheduled dates are from June 5 to 21, 2020.

The exhibition will be open every day. During the first weekend there will be activities in Barcelona City; the second one will be the most important with the reception of the artists, fairs and other activities, and during the third and  last one only the exhibitions will be opened.

The commercial fair, photo market and the rest of the activities will change their location, we move to the center of Vilassar.

In connection with the 65th anniversary of the exhibition ‘The Family Of Man’, curated by Edward Steichen, the Revela’T International Analog Photography Festival takes this iconic exhibition as its leitmotiv for its eighth edition.

The Family Of Man is a part of the 1950s, a particularly convulsive decade in which large sociopolitical phenomena such as the Cold War and its consequent nuclear threat occured; the fight against racial segregation in the US and South Africa; major political changes in Argentina and Cuba; among many other movements all along the globe with an international reach. At the same time, and as an effect of this, the so-called Humanist Photography is consolidated, taking as its main axis the person, extolling and emphasizing his qualities, his values, his spirit and his dignity. This current with a strong social and documentary accent, portraits ordinary life with an eye on the projection of a future full of greater optimism.

Humanity, a portrait of the present, the theme of 2020 >


How to apply to the call?

What we are looking for, as you have read in the previous text, is to be able to show a global portrait of humanity today, its uniqueness and analogies between different ethnic, cultural, social or gender groups, among other. Of course we only ask you to send us images of where you live or have lived for a certain time, of the people who inhabit those places, their lives, customs, particularities, differences…

This year, and for the first time in the eight editions of the Revela’T, there are two ways to submit to the call.

Unique photographs that will be part of a large collective exhibition. Mimicking the format of ‘The Family of Man’, you can send us 1 to 3 photographs that will be shown, after selection, in a large collective exhibition. These photographs, those who wish, may be given to the photographic archive of the Revela’T or you can pick them up at the festival’s headquarters once the collective exhibition is over. The fact that they become part of the Revela’T photographic archive gives them the opportunity to be exhibited in other locations if any other collective wants to give them visibility anywhere else in the world. Of course, both, those that will remain in the photographic archive and those that you will collect afterwards, will be framed and curated by the festival so that they can be exhibited as they deserve. Photographs must be in physical printed in paper, in any of the analog variants or even mixed techniques, in any size.

Closed exhibition works of more than 20 photographs. Several works (max 10) will be selected and will be exhibited alongside photographers previously selected by the festival as ‘headliners’. In this case, the costs of transport or the production of the work will be paid and returned to its authors once this eighth edition has finished.

We like that some of the activities of the Revela’T are located in different places so they reach many more people. In 2017 we started with 3 exhibitions in Barcelona downtown. In 2019 we had 15. 13 participating cultural spaces and art galleries encompassing the entire city map, extending the festival’s impact and the presence of analog photography throughout the city’s quarters. By 2020 we have requests from other galleries in Barcelona to join the initiative, but we would like also that other cities participate.

If you have an analog exhibition which fits this edition’s theme and a gallery (wherever you are) willing to expose it, contact us and we explain you how to do it

Organizing a cultural project like this is, and it seems it will still be.

It’s been eight years and nothing would make us happier than to celebrate many more. To make this possible we invite you to collaborate with us. You can do this in many ways; by purchasing the festival products, by signing up for the different activities, becoming a friend or simply buying the ticket.

If you have a company and want to collaborate for the interest of analog photography we will be delighted and we are sure that we find the way…

Help us to make it possible!