The commitment of 40 photojournalists before the conflicts of our time

The exhibition is presented in Hall 3 of Palau Robert from 7 September of this year to 10 February 2019.

“Creadores de conciencia” is a project carried out by the insurance company DKV Seguros to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Corporate Responsibility activity, which in Catalonia has the support of the Regional Government of Catalonia. The travelling exhibition starts in the Palau Robert in Barcelona – 6 September 2018 to 10 February 2019 - and subsequently visits Madrid, Zaragoza and Valencia.

"Creadores de conciencia", curated by Chema Conesa, gathers the work of 40 photojournalists, some with a long trajectory, such as Gervasio Sánchez, Kim Manresa, Sergi Cámara, Clement Bernad and Sandra Balcells and other younger ones, such as Javier Corso, Manu Brabo, Samuel Aranda, Bernat Armangué and Lourdes Basolí. The 120 photographs comprising the exhibition have been published in the most important media outlets in the world. The images bring to light the dramatic reality of places such as Syria, Colombia, Venezuela, Iraq and Egypt, among others, and also situations that we live in our neighbourhood or city. Some photographers have carried out their work in the same city they live.

The exhibition, in addition to stirring our consciences, pays homage to a generation of photojournalists that have captured in images momentous times of recent history, sometimes in precarious situations and assuming risks. It is a very important task, in turbulent and tumultuous times, that has not always obtained a fair recognition. It is for this reason that DKV has committed to this initiative to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Corporate Responsibility Programme, with the aim of addressing topics that have been discussed in these twenty years, such as problems related to climate change, illnesses, health, disability or socially excluded groups.

Reporters Without Borders is also participating in the project and receiving all the profits collected from the sale of the exhibition's catalogue.

The criterion followed to select the 40 photographers consisted in including those that were directly active or involved in any professional photographic activity connected to the world of photography conceived for communicating in the press or any other medium. In addition, we considered if their trajectory was supported by time, dedication and professionalism; if they had obtained an award or recognition; and if the excellence of photography was perfectly represented. Finally, we chose three photos from each photographer with the intention of composing a collection that represents a map of the problems of our time.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Samuel Aranda, Bernat Armangué, Walter Astrada, Sandra Balsells, Lurdes R. Basolí, Javier Bauluz, Clemente Bernad, Pep Bonet, Manu Brabo, Olmo Calvo, Sergi Cámara, José Cendón, José Colón, Javier Corso, Ricky Dávila, Juan M. Díaz Burgos, Ricardo García Vilanova, Antonio González Caro, Diego Ibarra Sánchez, Sebastian Liste, JM López, Andoni Lubaki, Kim Manresa, Enric Martí, Andrés Martínez Casares, Maysun, Fernando Moleres, Alfonso Moral, Emilio Morenatti, Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Ana Palacios, Santi Palacios, Judith Prat, Abel Ruiz de León, Rafael S. Fabrés, Gervasio Sánchez, Carlos Spottorno, Rafael Trobat, Guillem Valle and Mingo Venero.