Documentary Photography: The Hours of a Broken World, the latter section of the Circulation(s) festival, includes Diagnosis by Emile Dücke. An interesting project on the Saint Lukas, one of the five medical trains financed by the government to reach the remote towns of Russia, where many residents can’t count on regular access to specialist care. “On board, seventeen doctors and their assistants make diagnoses and give prescriptions.” Margaret Mitchell presents Family / In This Place, two related series that evoke the personal and social geography of protagonists questioning the choices that we make in the course of our lives.
On the other hand, Jordi Ruiz Cirera presents Los Menonos, a project that documents the life and inner struggles of the Mennonite community in Eastern Bolivia. Mennonites are Christian Anabaptists who arrived during the 1950s from Canada, Mexico and Belize. Mennonites live in the same way their ancestors did, without cars, telephones or electricity. They farm the land, which is not only what puts food on the table but also brings meaning to life. The Mennonite story is one of perpetual migration and deep isolation from contemporary society.
It is worth mentioning that apart from the exhibition, the Circulation(s) festival includes satellite events like screenings, photo studios, conferences, workshops and even portfolio reviews for young photographers organised by Fetart. Circulation(s) is opening to the public on Saturday, April 20 from 2 pm.