Articles in ‘photography’

Aerial photos of Catalonia – 1929

November 30th, 2007


I came across this remarkable set of aerial photos of Catalonia. Above the Delta del Llobregat, now a sad vestige of its former glory. Continue reading … Read the rest of this entry

Greenpeace predict the future of Spain with photo book

November 8th, 2007

Greenpeace have just published a book (Photoclima: Imágenes de un futuro afectado por el cambio climático) which attempts to predict the future of the Spanish landscape using photo manipulation. The photos are accompanied by texts by writers including José Saramago, Manuel Rivas, Iñaki Gabilondo, Miguel Delibes and Jane Goodall. Below the River Ebro as it passes through Zaragoza and the disappearance of La Manga del Mar Menor. El Pais

Coast of Asturias

September 19th, 2007

I love these photos of the coast of Asturias by Oviedo photographer Iñigo Calles Here below Ría Villaviciosa and Verdicio.

Iberian landscapes

September 13th, 2007

Juan García Gálvez is Cordoban photographer with an ability to capture that sense of inmensity you are sometimes struck with when you cross the Peninsula.

A castle

A hillside populated with cork, holm and gall oaks in the Sierra Morena.

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Castile and Aragon

September 13th, 2007

Henri Cartier-Bresson visited Castile and Aragon for Magnum Photos in 1963. More here. The photos are of landscapes in Segovia, somewhere in Castilla and Aragon near the Soria border (last two). It would be interesting to compare the treeless hills in the two photos of Aragon with today. They will be very probably be forested now.

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Barcelona

September 4th, 2007

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Barcelona. Barrio Chino. 1933. He wrote “The narrow street of Barcelona’s roughest quarter is the home of prostitutes, petty thieves and dope peddlers. But I saw a fruit vendor sleeping against a wall and was struck by the surprisingly gentle and articulate drawing scrawled there”

Photographing otters

August 5th, 2007
Ángel Jesús Calleja Hernándéz  and David Ánarez Sánchéz (on fotonatura) have some remarkable photos and interesting text on otters in Extremadura and tips on how to photograph them. The otters were photographed in a small reservoir somewhere in Extremadura. There is a healthy population of otters in Extremadura and they have been used for reintroduction campaigns in the rest of Spain (eg Aiguamolls de Emporda.

Hunting the frozen wolf

August 3rd, 2007

There’s a remarkeble series of photos at Fnac in Barcelona (Plaza Catalunya) by Spanish photographer Ricardo Casas on the sub-culture of hunting in Spain. The exhibition is entitled “Hunting the frozen wolf”. Brutal, repulsive, surreal and poetic. Read critique here

Exhibition is here. Ricardo Casas also has online exhibitions on Rustic Golf, Tuning and Torrevieja here