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We are very proud to announce Spanish photographer Jorge López Muñoz from Valencia, visiting Helsinki for the first time, to hold an artist talk at Helsinki Photo Festival. Jorge López Muñoz is
We are very proud to announce Spanish photographer Jorge López Muñoz from Valencia, visiting Helsinki for the first time, to hold an artist talk at Helsinki Photo Festival.
Jorge López Muñoz
is one of the in international open call winners of Helsinki Photo Festival’s theme Anarchy. His winning submission El Clot is now exhibited in the main exhibition in Katajanokka and Pyhän Birgitan Puisto next to the Cafe Birgitta. Jorge has a Photography Degree from EASD Art and Design College of Valencia. Also, he has a Master of Fine Art Photography and Professional Projects from the LENS School of Visual Arts of Madrid. Moreover, he holds a Master in Graphic Arts from the UPV Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Jorge López Muñoz, Spain
El Clot building is an apartment block that has been under a demolition threat for the last 20 years by a City Hall plan that forecasts the demolition of 1651 homes in El Cabanyal, Valencia’s historic fishing’ neighbourhood, in order to extend Blasco Ibanyez Avenue to the seafront. City Hall has acquired several homes in the area, closing them as to wait for their demolition. For the last few years, tens of homeless gypsy families have occupied and restored some of these empty apartments in El Clot. This has put the families into the police’s and the court’s spotlight. Recently, the neighbours have come together to defend themselves and to fight against other problems that they must face on a daily basis, such as exclusion, poverty, racism or real estate mobbing.
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