UGT ANOIA, ALT PENEDÈS I GARRAF
About 30 years ago a group of photography enthusiasts, members of the UGT, where convinced of the need to relate the union world with culture. At that time was borned the photographic competition May 1st "The Works and the Professions". Out of a union protest stereotypes and give a different and historical view of work has been our motivation, which has led us to make it grow year after year.
The beginnings and development of competition are always difficult, especially in the recent years, there has been taking small quantitative and qualitative leaps, ensuring the quality of it all the time and trying not to step back, consolidating achievements and making it grow year after year. Today we are pleased to enjoy an event of great quality thanks to the vision of those colleagues who 30 years ago took an interesting decision and the relaunch that has been done in recent times, Paquita, General Secretary of UGT in our region in 1986, Alfons Garcia and Francisco Criado as successors in office at the General Secretariat, Daniel Alcaraz, Juan Guasch among many other colleagues and particularly Raimon Moreno are the soul of this contest that I have the pleasure of enjoy during my term of office in UGT Anoia, Alt Penedès and Garraf.
The current economic situation does not make us optimistic regarding the situation of workers, I hope the old images that remind us of the old photos are not repeated and that these are just images of the past. The crisis of values and the recession of the most advanced countries should make us reflect the whole of the working class of the world we want.
International competition area gives us a little dizzy and we know that we acquire a great responsibility loving artists of photography, with each and every one of you. We hope to live up to what you expect from us and consolidate a contest in which we put great enthusiasm and hard work.
Francesc Rica Saavedra
UGT Anoia, Alt Penedès i Garraf