[Text by Albert Such]
Saturday the 31st of April was a gorgeous spring day in Barcelona, so we could have the projection and dinner in the patio that makes CC Pati LLimona famous, in the middle of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, and next to the ruins of the old Roman city wall.
In Spain, we like to have dinner very late, so we have made a slight change to the traditional SLPS routine: we started having some cold beers and chatting, while the production staff from Pati Llimona was setting up the last details, followed by the slideshow itself, and then dinner. As usual in Spain, also, people tended to arrive late, so we really did not start the projection until 8:30…
We had a very good attendance, around 100 people showed up; some well known friends from that had attended other SLPS shows in Barcelona, but lots of people for which this was the first time, and did not know really know how the whole thing works: “where do I leave all the food stuff I brought?”
The slideshow was really interesting. We had a wide variety of very different work: from the lovely portraits of Barcelona people of Enric Mestres, to the very intriguing work of Oscar Ciutat about animals in the zoo. We had also some international presence, Renaud Cousin from France and Piere Liebert from Belgium, though none of them could attend the show in person, so this year we had to give our prize to “the perosn who has travelled further to attend the show” to Marcelo Aurelio and Sonia Gimenez, who came from Terrassa (only 40 Km away from Barcelona!)
Dinner, after the slideshow, was delicious! We had all types of different foods and plenty of time to talk both about the different works presented, what’s happening in the Barcelona photography scene, and everything under the stars.