• photo exhibition Vincenc Semper

Photo exhibition 2024

Vicenç Semper
Peu de photo

Location

Kirch­ge­mein­de­haus

Guided tour

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 15.30
Saturday, May 11, 2024, 13.00

In English with an interpreter in German

Peu de photo

"Caption" is the result of a few years of photographing musicians at the Blues Bar in Cerdanyola del Vallès, near Barcelona. It currently consists of 31 photos and the project is ongoing. If the photos are accompanied by a caption, they will help to understand the image better. The photos alone are telling enough, but I was interested in what the musicians' feelings were. I was wondering what the musician should feel when he makes this strenuous gesture with his guitar or his voice. That's when I started asking her, "What do you feel when you play the blues? What is the blues to you?" And that's how it all started. After I found the photo I liked, I took the photo to a second concert by this musician and explained the project to him. Everyone kindly wrote on the photo what they felt at the time. Most did this after the concerts, in the period of ecstasy and fatigue, at the end of the performance. The exhibition tries to close the circle between the musician, the viewer and the photographer and that the photographs go back and forth.

Vicenç Semper

portrait vincenc semper

I was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona in 1956 and my vocation for photography began in 1970. My first work was in a photography studio as an apprentice and there I learned the craft and techniques of the chemical laboratory. From 1973 to 1984 I also worked at the newspaper El Correo Catalán, where I discovered that photojournalism was my preferred form of photography. I have been a member of the Afocer board since 1990 (www.afocer.cat), which organizes the renowned photojournalism competition Aphotoreporter.

I also teach training courses there. Currently and for 15 years I have been dedicating myself to solidarity photography in the organization Catalunya Mirades Solidaries, of which I am chairman. This organization organizes exhibitions, lectures and book sales to benefit NGOs.

I have participated in photography competitions and received several prizes and awards, such as the Epson Prize in 2007. Over the last twenty years I have held exhibitions both individually and collectively at national and international levels.

www.semper.cat

Main sponsors

bookfactory
photo video zumstein
nikon

Sponsors

Resident community of Münsingen
fotoclub münsingen
fotointern.ch
swisslos cultural funding for the canton of Bern