PhotOn Festival, organized by Documenta Photo, is the independent international festival of photojournalism in Valencia (Spain) which this year will celebrate its tenth edition. We believe in photojournalism as a tool for social change and we work to bring it closer to citizens from a platform that respects the work of professionals.
The festival has between six and eight exhibitions, conferences, evening screenings and a grant of around eight thousand euros in cash prizes, an editorial prize, a prize for photographic material and one to two exhibition prizes in collaboration with other European and Latin American festivals. For the last two years we have been running an image education programme for young people in situations of exclusion.
Since last year we started our way to internationalization and work to start applying for European grants to cover new challenges and larger proposals.