Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.38.07Pau Buscató is a photographer from Barcelona, based in Norway since 2009 (Bergen first, Oslo now). After studying and working in the architecture field for many years, he finally quit in 2014 to focus exclusively on his street photography. He is a member of the Burn My Eye international collective since 2017.

After a slow start in 2012, Pau embarked full-time into Street Photography in 2014 (when he began working in colour) and has since then roamed the streets of Barcelona, Oslo, London or NYC among others, looking for those fleeting events that —for a split second— turn an ordinary scene into something special and unique. Humour, a playful imagination, and witty visual paradoxes are often present in Pau’s work. Wrapped with a clean sense of visual aesthetics, his photographs usually blend real situations with imagined narratives that transform the nature of the actual scene. He intentionally looks for this friction between photographs and truth that allows him to “tell little photographic lies” or made-up stories, infusing his body of work with a touch of absurd realism.

Pau has been awarded at renowned international Street Photography festivals, and his photos have been exhibited around the world and widely published in online and print media. After having had solo exhibitions in Nizhny Tagil (fall 2017), Barcelona (summer 2018) and Oslo (fall 2018), he is currently preparing two more shows in Bordeaux (France) and Rome (Italy) for spring and summer 2019. He’s also taken part in the contest jurying of various international Street Photography festivals (London 2017, Miami 2018 and Rome 2019) and combines his photography making with the teaching of intensive workshops in Barcelona.

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*All of these pictures are taken from real moments. None of them are staged or set up; That is for me the only non-negotiable aspect about my street photography. Not knowing what or if I’m going to find anything turns my everyday into a constant challenge and fills it with an addictive sense of discovery.

 


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Solo Exhibition:

Bordeaux (France): June-July 2019. More info soon.

Italian Street Photo Festival 2019:  April 26-28 2019; Rome (Italy): here

Fotografiens Hus: Sep 6 – Sep 30 2018, Oslo (Norway): here

Espai de Fotografia Francesc Catala-Roca: June 22 – Sep 22 2018, Barcelona: here

SpacePlace: Sep.- Oct. 2017, Nizhny Tagil (Russia): here
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Group Exhibition:

– StreetFoto San Francisco: Harvey Milk Photo Center, June 2018 in SF (US): here

– Burn My Eye Exhibition: October 2017 at Muntpunt Gallerie, Brussels (Belgium): here

– BSPF Selected Works Exhibition; April-May 2017; Hotel Bloom in Brussels, Belgium: here

– Photo17“Directors Choice Series” 6-10 Jan 2017; Maag Hallen in Zürich, Switzerland: here

– Miami Street Photography Festival; Nov.2016-Jan.2017 at HistoryMiami Museum, USA: here

– BSPF2016; Oct.28th – Nov.11th 2016 at Galerie Ravenstein in Brussels, Belgium: here

– StreetFoto San Francisco 2016 finalists Exhibition; June 2016 in San Francisco, USA: here

– “World Street Photography by α” organised by SONY Thailand; May 2016, Bangkok: here

– London Photo Festival:  Street Photography exhibition, London (UK) (march-oct 2016) here

– Urban Picnic Street Photography Exhibition; June/July 2014, Saffron Walden, UK: here

– Miami Street Photography Festival Exhibition; Dec 2014 in Miami, USA: here & here 

EyeEm 2014-15; Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Miami, Toronto, New York, San Francisco: here

MIXT No.2: Timorous Beasties; February 2016 at Studio E gallery, Seattle, USA: here

Greenwich Gallery; “Crowds” Exhibition. March 20th to April 4th 2015, London, UK: here

Blank Wall Gallery; “Cityscape” Exhibition. June 7th to July 2nd 2015, Athens: here

– Life Framer exhibition in Los Angeles (USA) at the Think Tank Gallery(nov. 2015) here

– MSPF2015: The Street Collective/SPontanea + finalists exhibit (dec. 2015) Miami, USA here

– Juraplatz:  Life Framer exhibition at Juraplatz artspace in Biel, Switzerland (dec. 2015) here

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Interview:

– Musée Magazine (english/2018): read

– Xataka Foto (spanish/2017): read

– Fotopolis (polish/2017): read

– P3 (portuguese/2017): read

– Tackle (2017): read

– Siam Street Nerds (thai/2017): read

– Quitar Fotos (spanish/2017): read

– iN-PUBLiC (2016): read

-Rubixephoto (spanish/2016): read

– Bird in Flight Mag (russian/2016): read

– Gaël por las Calles (spanish/2016): read

– Street&Repeat (2015): read

– Another Street (2015): read

– Photo Art Mag (2014): read

– 121 Clicks (2014): read

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Prize:

– 2nd Prize: StreetFoto San Francisco international Street Photography Festival (2018); here

– Finalist: EyeEm Photography Awards, The Street Photographer (2017); here

– 1st Prize: London Photo Festival Street Photography international competition (2016); here

– 2nd Prize: StreetFoto San Francisco international Street Photography Festival (2016); here

– People’s Award & Finalist: Miami Street Photography Festival international competition (2016); here

– Honorable Mention: Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016 (International Singles); here

– Finalist: Miami Street Photography Festival international competition (2014); here

– Finalist: Urban Picnic Street Photography international competition (2014); here

– Finalist: Life Framer “Urban Life” & “Love” international competitions (2015); here & here

– 2nd Prize: London Photo Festival Street Photography international competition (2016); here

– 1st Prize: Scandinavian Photo Street Photography competition; (2015); here

– Finalist: Professional Photographer of the Year international  competition (2014); here

– Finalist: EyeEm international photo competition / Street Photography (2014); here

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Selected Features:

– IGNANT: “Pau Buscató’s Playful Eye”: here

– ROSPHOTO: “ВИЗУАЛЬНЫЕ ПАРАДОКСЫ…”: here

– MAGASINET (Dagbladet): “Hårete gatefotografi”: here

ZE.TT: “So schöne Zufälle…” (german): here

VICE: “le street photographer de l’absurde” (french): here

– ČILICHILI magazine: May 2018 issue, pages 20 to 23: here

DE MORGEN newspaper: online and paper feature: here

– PetaPixel: “The Playful Street Photography of..”: here

VICE: “Pau Buscato’s Playful Photographs”: here

– HUH: “The incredibly clever street photography..”: here

COLOSSAL : “Chance Encounters.. ” : here

Corriere della Sera : “Hopscotch ” : here

– LensCulture: “H-O-P-S-C-O-T-C-H” by Pau Buscató: here

– “100 Great Street Photographs” book, by David Gibson. Prestel Publishers: here

– Photo Trend: “Pau Buscató photographie l’ironie du quotidien dans la rue” (in french) here

– “Fotógrafos de calle: 13 fotógrafos españoles a los que seguir la pista” Xataka: here

– International Street Photographer (ISP) Magazine, 2014 Nov/Dec & 2015 Jan/Feb Issues

– Progresso Fotografico n.38 Issue dedicated to Street Photography (March 2016): here

– Interculturality Magazine n.8 Issue, front & back cover photos and inside pages: here

Saatchi Art; part of the EyeEm Collection, curated by Rebecca Wilson; here or here

Life Framer: Featured Photographer in their virtual art space “The Collection”; here

– Rubixephoto: “10 fotógrafos de calle nacionales que vale la pena seguir”; here

– Magasinet; featured in the weekly magazine of national newspaper Dagbladet

– EyeEm; Guest writer with the article “10 tips on Street Photography”; here

– Rubixephoto: “10 consejos de Fotografía de Calle por Pau Buscató”; here

– Eric Kim Blog: “35 Inspirational Photographers to Follow”; here

– StreetShootR : “16  S.P. Cliches That Are Impossible To Resist” ; here

– Street Mojo; “Best current street photographers for inspiration” here

– Street Hunters: most influential street photographers of 2016; here

– Street Photographer Notebook n.8 Issue…”Beach Special”; here

Xataka : “14 street photographers to get inspiration from”; here 

– Soloarteurbano.es: “La mirada de los fotógrafos de calle”here

– EyeEm Magazine, limited New York edition; here

Fotografia Magazine; here

– Street Hunters; here

– OldSkull.nethere

121 Clicks; here
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Other:

Judging panel:  Italian Street Photography Festival 2019, international competition

Judging panel:  Miami Street Photography Festival 2018, international competition

Judging panel:  London Street Photography Festival 2017, international competition

Talk + Competition jurying:  Oslo Kamera Klubb (Sep.10, 2018)

Talk + Photowalk: “Fujifilm dager” at Foto.no (Aug.25, 2018)

Talk: “Some notes on Street Photography” at Scandinavian Photo Fair (Oct. 21, 2017)

Talk:  “Some notes on Street Photography” at Tønsberg KameraKlubb (2017)

Workshops:  Street Photography Workshops in Barcelona;  +info
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