CONFERENCE – JOSÉ PALAZÓN:
“From Activism to Photojournalism. Photography as a tool for social change”.
VIERNES 8 MAYO
CENTRE CULTURAL LA NAU
José Palazón is one of the founders of Prodein (Association for Children Rights) in Melilla and he is the chairperson of the organisation for over a decade. Since the 90s when Jose Palazón decided to create a support group for Moroccan children, who lived in the streets of Melilla, he has been a direct witness of the changing and repressive migration policy in the fence. Photography is one of the tools that have helped him to denounce injustices and photojournalism has become more than a hobby after receiving the Ortega y Gasset Award 2015 in the category Graphical Journalism for his picture of the golf course during the climbing over the Melilla fence. A few months ago, Palazón was also awarded with the Luis Valtueña International Award of Humanitarian Photography for this picture.