Inauguration of the XV Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography Award

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 in Events, premiolv | 0 comments

The 15th edition Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award took place yesterday at 8:00 pm, in La Casa Encendida . The inauguration was opened by José Guirao, director of La Casa Encendida; Miguel Falcones, president of Médicos del Mundo in Madrid; and Fernando Colomo, spanish film director. Nuria Navarro, Inmaculada Sirera and Fernando Valtueña relatives of  Médicos del Mundo  aid workers who were killed in Bosnia in 1995 and Rwanda in 1997 while they were working on humanitarian aid projects, were also present at the ceremony. This year, the exhibition shows 30 images that focus on climate change issues and the problems of refugees, such as the tsunami aftermath in Japan, the impact of climate change in Mongolia, Somali refugees in Dadaab camp, Pakistan’s Christian minority, asylum seekers and refugees in Greece and Burmese refugees in Thailand.   The exhibition is open until January 29th. Casa Encendida.  C/ Ronda de Valencia 2, Madrid Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 22:00 Free admission
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Ghosts of the Sahara at Zaragoza

Posted on Apr 29, 2011 in Events | 0 comments


The photograph exhibition “Ghosts of the Sahara”, winner of the most recent World Press Photo, is at the Joaquin Roncal Center from 3 to the 28 May. This photography project organized by Médicos del Mundo aims to translate into citizenship the concerns and hopes of the Sahrawi people living in refugee camps and in parts of the Western Sahara controlled by Morocco. Through the snapshots and testimonies compiled by the Irish photographer Andrew McConnell, winner of the 12th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Prize, the exhibition shows how the Sahrawi people have been living in exile and under occupation for 34 years. “Ghosts of the Sahara” attempts to stir the visitor to shed light on the Sahrawi people and their territory so that they are not forgotten. In order to be able to see the photographs the visitor will have to shine a torch on them, which is provided at the entrance. By doing this visitors are invited to become involved and to play a part in ensuring that the Sahrawi people do not remain invisible. Free entry Date: From 3 to 28 May  Venue: Joaquín Roncal Center of Zaragoza C/San Braulio, 5-7, Zaragoza Open: mondays to fridays from 18h to 21h and saturdays from 11h to 13:30h and from 18h to 21h
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