EXP.22 made a major impression through its scale. The event took place over five days — July 20-24, 2022 — and spread across several locations in Barcelona. In all that time and all those venues, attendees took in conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and parties.
The speaker list brought in a global set of experimental photographers talking on a variety of subjects
, some in English and some in Spanish. (As an English speaker, I would have loved for more to be in the language.)
Artwork displayed as part of the EXP.22, BRYCE Watanasoponwong, 2022.
The sheer volume and diversity of the workshops
was astounding. Topics included everything from taking a selfie with the sun to photo-embroidery and beyond. There were many eye-opening lessons learned, and I’ll definitely write more on the workshops I attended in the future. Suffice it to say that there was a lot of teaching and learning in Barcelona.
And, of course, there were exhibitions
. These were thoughtfully and often brilliantly curated, bringing together examples of artwork that helped unite all learning and community building.
EXP.22 matched its broad scope and sweeping vision with high-quality programming and art. They also worked hard to keep it truly international and accepting, meaning the event was relevant and inviting for all kinds of photographers from all kinds of backgrounds.