The filmmakers, Europe portrayed Fotografía: Óscar Fernández Orengo. Albert Serra. 2015

The filmmakers, Europe portrayed

​The exhibition brings together 50 portraits of European filmmakers made by photographer Óscar Fernández Orengo. Of these half, a selection of 25, correspond to Spanish filmmakers in black and white and in panoramic format, portrayed in spaces and places that they themselves have chosen. Among these are Bigas Luna, Josefina Molina, Víctor Erice, Rodrigo Sorogoyen or Belén Funes. The other 25 portraits correspond to filmmakers from other European countries, photographed in black and white, in color and in different formats with special predominance of the square. Among them Béla Tarr, Agnès Varda, Theo Angelopoulos, Roy Andersson, Pedro Costa or Mia Hansen-Løve.

Some of Fernández Orengo’s superb photographic work has already been shown in several travelling exhibitions both in Spain and abroad, such as "A través de mis ojos", "Cineastas contados","Cineastas contados... de ambos lados", "Cineastas en su lugar” or "Seguimos rodando", this last organized by AC/E  that brought together portraits of Spanish and Colombian filmmakers from a selection of about thirty portraits, with the aim of bringing the Colombian public Polyhedral face of both its cinema and the Spanish.

The photographer, who usually works with a Hasselblad X-Pan and who believes in black-and-white photography because "it gives versatility in all light conditions, as opposed to colour, which is more plastic", also takes as his inspiration other artists who have worked mainly in black and white, such as Eugène Atget, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt or Cartier-Bresson.
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