photographer/ visual artist

No estuve allí, 2017

Cote d’Ivoire 2007-2010
The place and the precise instant were set as the paradigm of documentary photography during the twentieth century. The physical and temporal proximity were established, through the presence of the photographic testimony as bearer of the truth and the visuality of the facts, as the necessary conditions to evidence the events.
No estuve allí is the antithesis to this classic idea, where there are no critical or decisive moments to explain the facts. There are traces, marks and witnesses of conflicts which has taken place in West Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East. A personal approach to events through silent images extracted from my own photographic archive, some years after the images were taken.

Series of photographs.
Black and white negative film; colour negative film.

Medium format 6x6cm and 35mm.
Digital pictures.

A part of this project was exhibited at Sala Nómada, Barcelona, 2017.

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