Stories of the immediate present at Les Rencontres de la photographie (Arles, France) 2017
At the beginning of the 2000s, a group of photographers established a collective in Madrid in order to develop their work and create a common intellectual space. This was Blank Paper. Ever since, their photography has continued to develop following a practice that includes collaboration and exchange among its principal characteristics. Far from official institutions and circles, these photographers succeeded in building an independent network of production, exposition, and distribution based on solidarity. This was a risky but necessary venture, as the times brought not only great social change, but also a profound economic crisis. This exhibition gathers together the most recent works of the Blank Paper collective, along with works of other photographers in their orbit. The mutual confidence and complicity created over years of learning together.