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Steve McCurry: "Mazarron is an interesting place to live for its climate and sea" (10/03/2012)

The second day of Fotogenio 2012 could not have developed better.

The day when two big stars of the photographic scene have visited the exhibition, such as Steve McCurry, and Gervasio Sanchez, have exceeded all expectations of the organization that has recorded over 1000 attendees and more, today, more established competition of this kind in our country.

Total attendance of 800 people have been photographers from all over the Spanish geography.

The day was opened by Clemente Jimenez has offered a presentation on the current "Wedding Fashion", which makes photographer wedding couples models for a day.

Jimenez has been the "opening act" of one of the great attractions of this year: Steve McCurry.

The artist of National Geographic has reviewed his photographic career in a spectacular conference that has been explaining his most famous, as well as the stories hidden behind each of them.

As expected McCurry spoke about his most famous snapshot, "The Afghan Girl" whose protagonist sought years after the photograph to find it under a burqa and marks the inevitable passage of time, which "I had a great impact emotional, "McCurry has revealed.

Acclaimed photographer also explained that as a new project, "I am preparing a new book about Buddhism" and said that "North Korea will be the places that now I would like to photograph."

McCurry has also had some words for Mazarron which has said: "I think an interesting place to live for its climate and sea."

The presentation of the photographer has been made by the Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, who, besides welcoming the participants, thanked McCurry presence in Mazarron and wished him a pleasant stay.

When things could not seem to do better in the afternoon, we reached the turn Gervasio Sanchez, National Photography Prize in 2009, among many others, and certainly the most important war photographer of our country.

Just under the name "The Eyes of War", Sanchez has been shelled their work and, like McCurry, told stories and experiences that keep each of your pictures is masterly and sensitive.

Gervasio Sanchez has revealed that his worst memory, his "heart of darkness" as he said, paraphrasing Joseph Conrad, he lived in Rwanda in 1994.

"A million and half of Rwandans fled to what was the former Zaire and there was a cholera epidemic. Thousands and thousands were dying every day and sometimes we had to walk over their dead bodies."

No doubt, Gervasio Sánchez shining examples in this edition of Fotogenio of which commented that "it is a great initiative" and expected to last many years.

On the second day also helped Mauro A.

Sources who spoke to those present in the picture on social networks mentioning, as expected, websites such as Flickr or Facebook.

Javier Guijarro has completed a great day technical workshop on "Time Lapse" with which it can capture over time.

A technique has been used on countless occasions in video and now the rage in the photographic world.

To implement this technique, Pebble and the assistants have shifted to the nudist beaches Bolnuevo where the landscape offers endless possibilities in this regard.

Is scheduled to be closed the second day by photographer Alexander Maestre, a Murcian who has worked for large companies like Audi, Burberry or Mayoral and major advertising agencies in Spain.

Mastre take place, from those of 10 pm with free admission, a fashion workshop with a professional model in which the latest technology used Profoto lighting and image processing.

As we say attendance is free because, in this second day, Fotogenio has opened its doors to the general public at 7 pm.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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