Cale Garrido(*1990) is a Spanish independent journalist, photo editor, and curator based in Hamburg, Germany. She works on documentary and artistic photography projects, exhibitions, and publications, always looking for synergies of content and form. After her Journalism studies, she self-published two photobooks with documentary photographer Philipp Meuser: Kadosh (2015) and Neorrurales (2018), focussing on the politics of housing and demographics in different contexts. Since 2016, she has worked as a photo editor for Greenpeace-related publications in Germany. This experience has fostered a lasting interest in environmentally engaging photographic projects and brought her to curate group shows like Urgent Arts of Living (Kaunas Photography Gallery, 2019) and What if Earth becomes Uninhabitable (Co-curator Peter Lindhorst, PHmuseum, 2020). As a member of the artists’ and photographers’ collective APPARAT, founded in Berlin in 2017, she curated the exhibition Die Anderen sind Wir. Bilder einer dissonanten Gesellschaft (Brandenburgischen Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst in Cottbus, 2019). She collaborates regularly with Kaunas Photography Gallery and is co-editor of the publications Joan Fontcuberta: Crisis of History (Co-curator Alison Nordström, 2020) and Women's Workshop (Upcoming, 2022).
Having worked as an assistant curator at the 7thTriennial of Photography Hamburg in 2018, she has joined the curatorial team for the 8th edition in 2022 under the artistic direction of Koyo Kouoh and together with fellow curators Rasha Salti, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, and Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo.
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Jury member New Irish Works 2022
Application open until January 30, 2022: Photo Ireland calls all photographers and artists critically engaged in image-making, specifically those based in Ireland and those Irish artists developing their practice abroad, regardless of age and career stage, to submit their recent and ongoing projects to the fourth edition of New Irish Works.
Exhibition Photography: Crisis of History. Joan Fontcuberta at Biennale dell’immagine, Chiasso – Bi12, FAKE visual distortion.
Spazio Officina, 17.9. – 14.11.2021
Digital publication Paradox County in collaboration with Philipp Meuser & Kolja Warnecke, with an essay by Celina Lunsford
Photobook Joan Fontcuberta: Crisis of history
in collaboration with co-editor and curator Alison Nordström, graphic designer Inga Navickaitė-Drąsutė and Kaunas Photography Gallery
Website Urgent Arts of Living as part of the Parallel Online program
in collaboration with Mirjam Kooiman, art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam
Publication Women's Workshop, featuring works by artists Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Katrina Neiburga, Katrin Ribbe, Silvia Rosi, Irina Ruppert and Charlotte Schmitz, and texts by Charlotte Jansen, Hettie Judah, Lucie Ortmann, Jamila Prowse, Maren Lübbke-Tidow and Fátima Vélez.
In collaboration with Gintarė Krasuckaitė and designed by Miglė Ceinorytė for Kaunas Photography Gallery
Other activities / writings / publications
EMOP, Portfolio Reviews at f3 Freiraum für Fotografie, October 2020
FUTURES Digital Festival: The Conversations, October 2020
Podcast in conversation with Alexander Hagmann (German)
dieMotive – Zur Kultur der Fotografie Part 1 // Part 2
Interview with photographer Andrea Künzig FREELENS, 2019
Bilder für ein tiefes Verständnis (German)
Artist talk with photographer Rebecca Sampson about her workApples for Sale, Fotodoks Festival , Munich, 2019
Video features, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 2016-2017
EPEA: Jakob Ganslmeier about FOG-Magazin (German)
Gute Aussichten: Julia Steinigeweg about her book
"Ein verwirrendes Potenzial" (German)
Studio-visit with German illustrator Dieter Braun (German)
Features, OKS-lab, Ostkreuz School of Photography's blog, 2016-2017
Interview with photographer Christoph Bangert, CTXT, 2016
Mis fotografías son peligrosas fuera del contexto adecuado (Spanish)
Feature, Magazine Nicht Jetzt #6, 2016
Paradox County: Bright Lights (English, German)
With photographs by Philipp Meuser and Kolja Warnecke
Feature, Magazine Líbero #14, 2015
Los 28 delanteros del FC Lampedusa (Spanish)
With photographs by Margaux Weiß
Feature, El País - Planeta Futuro, 2015
Los “decididos” de Berlín marchan contra las fronteras de Europa (Spanish)