Fresh on the table! My food photography story on cooking with banana on the island of Tenerife has been published by the german ADAC Reisemagazin. Big thanks go out to chefs Sibia García (Tasca La Mesa Noche), Eduardo Pelayo, Esteban Gómez and bartender Petar Grishev Marinov.
Food photography for ADAC Reisemagazin 161, Kanarische Inseln, 11/12 2017. Artdirector: Andreas Wiedemann, Photoeditor: Floran Stern, Production: Miquel Gonzalez, Foodstyling: Miquel Gonzalez, Text: Katarina Lukač
I’m happy to see my series Spain’s Lost Memory 1936-1975 nominated for this year’s GoSee Award 2017 in the category reportage photography. Spain’s Lost Memory comprises photographs of the sites of the atrocities or of the mass graves, that have not been opened or dignified to date. The photographs were taken after sunset and before sunrise, the preferred hour for “walking” and executing people. In the case that you wish to vote click here. You will have to register or log-in first clicking the green tap on the left and and the link of the email you receive afterwards.
Check out my personal project Spain’s Lost Memory about the disappeared and murdered during the Spanish Civil War and the 39 years of Franco’s dictatorship. In 1936 a military coup sparked the Spanish Civil War that came accompanied by a violent repression. Armed groups picked up people at their homes as well as in prisons and under the euphemism of “let’s go for a walk” they were brought to a road or wall and executed. The subsequent 39 years of Franco’s dictatorship created a climate of fear through executions, concentration camps, torture and forced labour. Today Spain counts 114,226 disappeared, most of them thought to lie in unmarked mass graves. Only Cambodia has more mass graves. In the decades after Franco’s death in 1975 there was no open discussion about the Francoist crimes, as a pact of forgetting had to blanket the crimes in order to allow for the smooth transition to democracy. It wasn’t until the beginning of the millennium, that non governmental organisations started to recover the historical memory against a fierce resistance, since the ideological fronts remain persistent until today. In the recent 15 years only 359 of the 2,382 registered mass graves could be opened. The project comprises photographs of the sites of the atrocities or of the mass graves, that have not been opened or dignified to date.
My portrait series People of Euzkadi, the Basque Country, just published in the new ADAC Reisemagazin Baskenland, featuring shepherds and cheese-makers Puy and Jon Arrieta, artist Agustín Ibarrola, restaurant chef Elena Arzak, Athletic Bilbao fan Enrique Thate, bike promoter Juan Carlos Escudero, voluntary Juan Barturen, salt worker Edorta Loma and fashion designer Leire Santillán. Eskerrik asko!
Portrait series published in ADAC Reisemagazin Baskenland, Nr 153, July/August 2016