El Adiós de Buena VistaSanta & ColeSimon Electric + Arola Estudi
El Adiós de Buena VistaSanta & ColeSimon + Arola Estudi
It is a project by Carlos Pericás and Eli Garmendia, who a few years ago decided to leave Barcelona to live in a motorhome.
From this itinerant experience, Retrato Nómada was born, consisting of the creation of a Photographic Archive of Portraits of people living in villages or small communities.
The motorhome becomes an on site photo studio, as did Edwar S. Curtis, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, among others.
The project brings photography to small places and its main goal is to give prominence to the people who live in these places far from the cities. In this way, photographing them becomes a way of testifying that each of these people exists and is an important part of their community.
In the visits-sessions to these communities, a copy is given to each person photographed and, the entire collection of the village, to the town hall.
A website/archive has also been created where all these portraits are collected, along with the stories of some of the characters.
“To share the identity of a people is to keep the memory alive forever”.