Located in Spain, on the outskirts of the city of Tarragona, Bonavista is a neighborhood surrounded by factories, roads and wasteland.
In the late 50s, migrants from Andalusia and Extremadura countryside settled in Catalonia to work in the fledgling industry.
Bonavista is a place intimately linked to its origins in rural Spain and to the petrochemical industry, where its inhabitants have managed to forge a new territorial identity in a peripheral land devoid of discourse, providing positive values to their landscape and to the barren land where it sits.
Beyond than depict the appearance of the neighborhood,
I try to photograph some intangible values that exist in the landscape, related to identity, to work, or to the sense of belonging to a place. Moreover, the photographs are the result of my own experience in this place, it’s a look to the landscape where I grew up, the place where my grandparents arrived from Extremadura 50 years ago.
Bonavista is a landscape shaped by the experiences and stories of their inhabitants, who found this land a place to live.
23×16,5cm. 80 pages.
Clothbound hardcover with jacket
Ediciones Anómalas, 2015 (300 copies)
Exhibition view. 19º FotoPres laCaixa. CaixaForum Madrid.
Exhibition view. PhotoAlicante. Sala de exposiciones de la Lonja de Pescado.