Marc Roig Blesa
Marc Roig Blesa (1981) lives and works in Amsterdam and Barcelona. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (the Netherlands, 2009) after obtaining a Master’s Degree with Committee Praise at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (France, 2005). Between 2010 and 2013 Roig Blesa has been honoured with two young artist development grants from the Mondriaan Fonds in The Netherlands. Roig Blesa’s work has been presented internationally in art centres, museums and art galleries. In the last few years, his work has focused on with «Werker Magazine», a publication about photography and labour. Marc Roig Blesa points out: «Its starting point is the Worker Photography Movement, a group of associations of amateur photographers that appeared in Germany in the 1920s, following the steps of the first socialist photography experiences in the USSR which extended into the rest of Europe, the United States, and Japan. Far from having a rhetorical approach to the work of these photographers, Werker takes an interest in their working methodologies, based on self-representation, self-publishing, image analysis, and collective learning processes. What forms does work take in post-Fordist societies? What representations of work are being produced today? Is it possible to activate collective practices of self-representation? To what end and for which audiences? Each issue of the publication is produced and distributed in a different context exploring strategies of interaction with specific audiences».