junio, 2018

14jun18:00Conversation with Alessandro GrassaniPresented by: Xosé Abad18:00 Alfonso Kiosk Conference Hall

Detalles del evento

Environmental Migrants: The Last Illusion.

A multi-chapter story featuring one of the main, and commonly ignored, consequences of climate change on human populations: Environmental migration from rural to urban areas.

In 2008, for the first time in history, there is more population density in cities than in rural areas. In 2050, the planet is expected to face a traumatic balance of between 250 million and 1 trillion environmental migrations, the future humanitarian emergency of the planet in the coming decades. Environmental migrants will not pursue new wealthy nations but will seek new economic resources in urban areas of their own nations, which will be overwhelmed and overwhelmed by increasing levels of poverty.

This project focuses on the situation in Mongolia, Bangladesh, Kenya and Haiti.

Presented by: Xosé Abad

Xosé Abad

Xosé Abad


(Figures – Girona)

He started his professional activity in 1979 as graphic correspondent for EFE agency, collaborating in different media. Several photography magazines and newspapers as National Geographic, Planeta Humano, El Semanal, El Pais, El Magazine and La Vanguardia has publish his works.

Abad is the promoter of web page “Photographers against war.

He has created and directed “Revela, International Forum of photography and society” touring in the main cities of Galicia. He was also awarded with the “friends of the Unesco” prize to his career in information and image as a social commitment 2007-2008.

He was the winner the first edition of Luis Ksado photography creation contest.

He had developed several documentary project in the last decades, as “O segredo da frouxeira” winner of Mexican International Festival of Cinema with “Contra el silencio, todas las voces” in “Human Rights” category.

He also won the first prize in Spring Festival of Cinema. He was nominated in Mestre Mateo contest to the best documentary “A pegada dos avós”, that was selected as best documentary in Mestre Mateo contest and in the third edition of Spring Festival of Cinema, the “ISAAC” about the multi-faceted galicianist Isaac Díaz Pardo.



Alessandro Grassani

Alessandro Grassani

Alessandro Grassani is a documentary photographer who uses photography and video as main form of expression. From 2004 to 2006 he works in Israel and the Palestinian Territories: he is there during the funeral of Yasser Arafat, before and during the clearing outof the Israeli settlements in Gaza Strip and again after the Hamas’s election victory and the military operation in Gaza Strip from the Israelis called “Summer Rain”. He works intensively in Iran where he goes for the first time at the end of 2003, in order to document the effects of the Bam’s earthquake: he returns dozens of times to inquires the situation of the Hebrew Iranian Jews and works on a long term project about Iranian ethnic minorities.

He has worked on personal projects and assignments in more than 50 countries around the and he works among others with The New York Times, L’Espresso, El Pais Semanal, Uniited Nations, International Organization for Migration, Doctors of the World and his work has been featured in magazine such as Time magazine, National Geographic, Sunday Times, M le magazine du Monde, Newsweek among others.

Today, his personal projects focus mainly on long terms documentary projects in which he explores the consequences of migration and their aftermath on society.

His work have brought him numerous awards including the Sony World Photography Awards, Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards, Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Awardand have been exhibited at festivals and galleries worldwide including the United Nations, Museum of Immigrationin of Paris, Visa pour L’Image in Perpignan, Royal Geographic Society in London and the International Center for Climate Governance.

He is a Sony Global Imaging Ambassador, a TEDx Brlin speaker and teacher at the John Kaverdash Academy of Milano and continuously engaged with other educational activities such as lectures and workshops.


(Jueves) 18:00


Alfonso Kiosk Conference Hall

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