In our modern age of Instagram and Snapchat, the value of good old-fashioned photography is starting to fade, but this market, which acts as a kind of pop-up gallery, is bringing it back. Whether you’re a pro or a novice behind the lens, the Utopia Photo Market allows you to feed your curiosity and step into the captivating world of photography. You can buy photographs directly from a select group of high-profile photographers who will be selling their works at the market, including the Catalan winner of the 2012 World Press Photo contest, Samuel Aranda. The event hosts various activities, including the opportunity to have your digital portrait created by the iconic Spanish artist and designer, Javier Mariscal, whose body of work ranges from Barcelona’s Gambrinus sculpture, to set design for Big Brother and Oscar-nominated film, Chico and Rita (2010). There will also be a hands-on workshop, led by Wet Plate Studio, looking at how analogue cameras work and the 19th-century collodion process. Photo auctions, exchanges and plenty more surprises are to be expected. Places are limited for some activities, so keep an eye on the website for the latest updates.
Tickets are available from €3. More information here.