what are we?



Experimentalphotofestival is a non-profit cultural association that aims to create, promote and disseminate experimental photography in all its forms.


For this reason, we consider it essential to create an international community of artists that can support each other, recognize each other from equality, and create shared projects.

The time has come to put the experimental

as an attitude in the center of photography.

This artistic practice exists, resists and insists since the very creation of photography and its fertile land has been the peripheries, where the canons of the established and the absolute truths do not reach. Our intention is to strengthen and disseminate our own story by offering the experimental artistic community a space to expose their works, thoughts, and share their techniques, their searches and concerns. We are an association in a permanent search for different expressions from a trans-disciplinary perspective since we understand that photography is nourished by cinema, video, painting, architecture, music, sculpture, dance, and other artistic and social expressions.

The EXP.21 festival is the culmination of the annual work of a large number of artists who take advantage of this moment of pause to meet, share knowledge, and create shared projects. The International Festival of Experimental Photography is possible thanks to the support of the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya and the Centre Cívic Pati Llimona and the tireless work of a team of 12 people and 50 volunteers. Every year, more than 300 international artists and photography lovers meet with the aim of generating a common space to share, learn and debate about experimental photography in its many facets: from the creation of cameras, optics and films to processes of printing, intervention, and production of copies, exhibitions, and photobooks. Among the organized activities, there are discussion tables, presentations of projects and experiences, collective laboratories of photographic projects, workshops, and collective and individual exhibitions.





The future is experimental and nonconformist and is in dialogue with other arts, in the mixture of languages and projects. Experimenting is experience rather than results.