Images in resistence
Julian Baron was formed in industrial engineering and worked as a quality manager in a company road signs until 2007, when leaves office and becomes part of the collective Blank Paper (Madrid). Between 2008 and 2015 he was director and professor of photography at Blank Paper Escuela Online, Valencia and Castellón. In the last decade he has developed a body of visual work that reacts to an agitated sociopolitical context, and that converges in different lines of action that connect his work -from different media and media such as photography, video, sound collage, installations or books- with teaching and the coordination of didactiv projects. The main desire running through their projects is to provide new insights that contribute to weaken the rigidity of contemporary collective imagination and challenge the official discourses that construct memory, history and identity through images. In 2011 he published his first book C.E.N.S.U.R.A., with receiving honorable mention in the First PhotoBook Award, Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation. He was nominated by Fannie Escoulen for the Discovery Prize-Rencontres d'Arles 2015, where he presented the regime visual installation with three of his projects: C.E.N.S.U.R.A., TAUROMAQUIA and last seen days of the king. His work has been exhibited at Center d'Art Pompidou-Metz, Netherlands Fotomuseum, Get It Louder Beijing, ChangJiang Biennale, Chongqing (China) and Arts Santa Mònica among others. His work C.E.N.S.U.R.A receives the Magnum Photography Awards 2016, in the Open Series category. In 2018 he will present the exhibition Regimen Overflow curated by Jorge Villacorta, in the Luis Miró Quesada Garland Room in Lima (Peru). This exhibition will collect several of his projects carried out in Spain and Peru between 2011 and 2018.