Along with PhotoEspaña and the Foundation Lázaro Galdiano, the Polish Institute of Culture organizes until 27 June the photographic exhibition Maping the blind spots. Two photographic collectives with a large trajectory, SPUTNIK and NOPHOTO, collaborate in a project –editorial and expositive– of recognition of their own records. During the last years, both groups of photographers have carried out research about historical, sociocultural and geographic aspects of their immediate environment: Easter Europe and Western Europe, respectively.
Other common features are: collectivity; documental vocation; commitment to projects in the long term; editorial will; as well as collaboration with other disciplines: literature, audiovisual story, graphic design.
The common project consists of an exhibition and a publication. The first one is formalized with works already produced by both collectives, whereas the publication is created as a volume where files are works able to express themselves kinetically: which means, movement, corporeal nature, heat. In conclusion: an organic relation able to light an unknown landscape, simultaneously near and far away; or a border figure which is and is not at the same time SPUTNIK and NOPHOTO.
The exhibition is showed at the Foundation Lázaro Galdiano (122 Serrano Street, Madrid).