The Punto de Vista Festival has its billboard for the forthcoming edition. Since 2007, an image by a professional photographer has been used to illustrate each edition and on this occasion, a detail from the photographic work Panel Line Break Room: Roland, Phil, John and Shermie by Sharon Lockhart has been chosen from her Lunch Break series. The American photographer and filmmaker and neugerriemschneider, Berlin, have transferred the rights to this photograph to the festival for use as the image of the eighth edition, which will be held in Pamplona from 19th to 24th February 2013. Clemente Bernard, Matías Costa, Ellen Koi, Vicent Fournier, Aaron Huey and Bill Brown have collaborated as photographers in previous editions.
Sharon Lockhart (United States, 1964) lives and works in Los Angeles. Photographer and filmmaker, she explores the relationship between the two mediums in photographs and films that represent moments of everyday life. Her works have visited museums, galleries and film festivals all around the world since the beginning of the 1990’s. Her films Lunch Break (2008) and Podworka (2009) were released in Spain at the Punto de Vista Festival in its 2009 and 2011 editions. Now, a photograph belonging to the same series as the first film will be the image of the 2013 edition. Both the photographic series and the film form part of a project on lunch breaks. Both are the result of Sharon Lockhart’s observation of the lives of the workers at a shipyard.
Lunch Break portrays an argument around the work theme, which the Punto de Vista Festival considers opportune to illustrate its forthcoming edition, immersed in the economic crisis that Spain is undergoing. According to declarations at the time, Sharon Lockhart thought that "when the lunch break was recognised by law, it was something that formed part of our culture, it was really a moment to stop work. They stop work, all the factory, around six hundred people stop at the same time. The idea of a break has almost disappeared. Nowadays, there is hardly time. People are more and more alienated; at least there was social time before. Now we are all working all the time: at home, in the car, on the telephone, in the street… People eat in the car, a bite in front of the computer. We no longer sit down with people”.