“Diáspora Creativa: Edinburgh Portraits”

Subjective Atlas, Vol.XI

I visited many places,
Some of them quite
Exotic and far away,
But I always returned to myself
― Dejan Stojanovic

The Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival is sending out an open call to all Spanish people living in Edinburgh that are part of the creative industry.

The photographer Ricardo Okaranza will be in Edinburgh on the 16th of May, and he is looking for volunteers to be part of his latest exhibition “Diáspora Creativa: Edinburgh Portraits” part of his “Subjective Atlas Series”, in this case the Volumen XI

Okaranza will shoot a portrait of each volunteer at the University building and will ask them for a place in Edinburgh they love and take a photograph of it for them; with both photographs he will compose a diptych. The purpose of this project is to explore and cast light upon the rich and varied creative minds that have left Spain and found inspiration in Edinburgh’s nooks and crannies.

Ricardo Okaranza: http://www.okaranza.de

If you are interested in being part of the exhibition, please send an email to info.esff@ed.ac.uk. Att: Ricardo Okaranza “Diáspora Creativa”.

Terms and Conditions:

Entrants must fill in and sign the consent form and send it with their email. To download the form click here: Model Release

Send an email with:

  • Name and surname
  • What you do, study, and/or consider yourself i.e., photographer, designer, engineer, painter, multidisciplinary artist, etc.
  • Contact email and telephone number
  • Name of your favourite place in Edinburgh, telling us why you like it and where it is (so we can check where it is on Google Maps)
  • Consent form.

Closing time for entries is 5pm on Saturday 14th of May 2016. Submissions received after this time will not be considered.

We will select the first 35 applicants on a first come first serve basis.

The pictures will be shown at the Tent Gallery in West Port as part of the Edinburgh Spanish Film festival from the 5th to the 16th of October 2016.

The pictures will be taken on the 16th of May at the University of Edinburgh. The entrant must be at the door of 50 George Square 10 minutes before the citation time.

As payment for their kindness and their offered time, all the entrants will get a 10x30cm printed diptych of their portrait.