JERZY KUKUCZKA: SHISHA PANGMA '87
2nd of December to 15th
Club Deportivo Bilbao. Alameda de Recalde, 28 9:00-22:00
The great Polish alpinist Jerzy Kukuczka completed in eight years the challenge of climbing all 14 eight-thousanders, the ‘Crown of the Himalaya.’ He got to the end of the list in 1987, as he reached the summit of Shisha Pangma with Artur Hajzer. And he did it as he knew best: opening a new route through the west ridge in alpine style. The pictures from that expedition are the focus of this exhibition.
19th of November to 15th of December
Estación intermodal Euskotren-Metro Bilbao. Plaza San Nicolás
December 6th to 15th
Sala BBK 11:00-14:00 / 16:30-18:00
Author: CVCEPHOTO CONTEST
As in previous years, the 20 photographs awarded at the last edition of CVCEPHOTO will be displayed at Sala BBK during the festival. CVCEPHOTO is the International Mountain Photo Contest held by Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea from San Sebastian.
Said pictures will also be exhibited in a larger format at the entrance of the ETS-Euskal Trenbide Sarea Station of Zazpikaleak /Casco Viejo. There will be a guided tour on Saturday, 7th December.
Innomnata by Ralf Gantzhorn, The Rock Town by Petr Piechowicz, and Marble Ice by José Allende Marcos were the three top finalists at CVCEPHOTO’19. Furthermore, Christian Pondella’s Top of Africa got the BBK Mendi Film Poster Award, and he will be one of the special guests at this year’s BBKMF. Along with these four pictures, the 16 photos that received the Honourable Mention will also be displayed in this exhibition.
BENEATH THE ICE
18th of November to 31st of December
Guided tour 7th of December
Author: Christian Pondella
This exhibition is about a trip to the depths of the Greenland ice field. Photographer Christian Pondella ─CVCEPHOTO'19 BBK Mendi Film Poster award winner─ and climber Will Gadd flock to the base of a spectacular moulin, a giant hole in the glacier created when surface water finds its way into a crack in the ice and melts through. They discovered a sparklingly beautiful, but terrifying 90-metre-deep cavern, with a roof made of hundreds of tonnes of cracking, creaking and groaning ice. In this kind of environment, pretty much anyone with a camera or a phone can take a really amazing picture. Therefore, as a pro photographer, you have to find ways to exceed that. You have to be dynamic, evaluate the situation and give depth, use foreground, middle ground, background, try to do something that evokes emotion, put the viewer into the picture, use dramatic lines and shadows, and draw them into the subject.
2nd of December to 15th
Edificio Ensanche 8:00-20:00
Author: Ricardo Montoro
Born in Madrid, he moved more than 40 years ago to the Pyrenees. He works as a pister-lifeguard in the Formigal ski resort in winter-time, and as a high mountain guide in summer. He combines his work with that of painter, both with the same passion and dedication. He has exhibited his works in Chamonix, Grenoble, Pau, Torino, Meribel, Val d'Isere, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Huesca, Girona... In addition, he designs skis, covers of prestigious free-ride magazines, and outdoor clothing lines. He has participated in films such as Vida and Reset by Carlos Martín, and El Pintor by Sergio Uña and Martín Campoy.