Important meeting point for photographers, entities and collectives for whom photography is a tool for social transformation.
Enfocats, the photography festival at the Pati Llimona community centre, reaches its tenth edition in May. This year’s festival centres on narrating the situations migrants suffer on their journeys and during their time in supposedly welcoming countries, resulting from migration policies in western countries and the discrimination caused by our visions and prejudices.
Because of this, ten women from South America, a migrant from Senegal, street vendors from Barcelona and people who have managed to cross Spain’s southern border will all have a voice, offering first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be seen and treated as the other.
Photography provides the backbone for the festival, with seven different exhibitions. Audio-visual projections, talks and discussions complete the programme for this edition of Enfocats, which is also organising activities beyond the Gòtic neighbourhood. The other three community centres in the Ciutat Vella district (Centre Cívic Barceloneta, Centre Cívic Drassanes and Centre Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí) will also be offering exhibitions and various activities.