Petricor by Joaquin Bas Ros

The 20 photographs that compose this portfolio are part of those included in Petricor, a photobook that aims to be a mirror of what is sadly beginning to be known as "Empty Spain".

The 20 photographs that compose this portfolio are part of those included in Petricor, a photobook that aims to be a mirror of what is sadly beginning to be known as “Empty Spain”.

During the more than three years that we spent getting to know our rural Spain from the inside, we discovered hundreds of villages and hamlets scattered throughout most of our provinces. In that pilgrimage, we found villages with only their skeletons left in final decomposition or old farmhouses still erected by twisted oak trees eaten away by time. In Villalbilla, only its hermitage remained erect and vigilant of the lands that once nourished its inhabitants.

The project was intended to show the bitter reality of the villages of rural Spain where the needs of subsistence, health, education and communication are still not included in the plans of social equalization that the democratic Administrations have the obligation to carry out, with the social and moral co-responsibility of each one of us.

The Administration gives its word, promises them, balloons of hope that explode in the nothingness of the future. We, the society, limit ourselves to listen with compunction to a rural reality that saddens us but that we find distant and alienated, nonetheless attractive, since we include it in our weekend and vacation plans.

Therefore, walking through hundreds of villages, where the number of their inhabitants is progressively scarce, we can see in their furrowed faces and in their words that with their deaths, their villages and their stories will die. “Although there remains the hope of a new generation coming from the cities that bets on a return to the small rural communities.” 

His fondness and interest for photography appeared very early. He was born in Redován (Alicante, Spain). During the fifties, when he was still a child, with the savings he had accumulated by working on weekends, he acquired a compact Bakelite camera with four fixed diaphragms and a standard speed of 1/120, using it for photographing friends and festive events, in which the neighbors of Redován were the protagonists. Evidently, he did not keep those negatives, although he still preserves or is shown some photos of that epoch.

Adolescence separated him from photography, and he did not return to it until the end of the eighties, resuming it actively and impetuously. When he took up photography again, he had to resort to self-learning, since the photographic groups were located in important cities and the informative and formative media were limited to photography magazines.

His first collections, close to impressionism and photographic surrealism, belong to his first phase. After this, Joaquín refined his technique and achieved an extraordinary mastery of light, moving towards a photography where people, especially his people, are the protagonists. He has always said, based on that television program entitled “Cine de barrio”, that his photography only has the reach and scope of personal proximity. It is in this proximity where he knows how to capture the soul of the people he places in front of his camera. Joaquín combines the portrait series with a traveling and of-the-street photography, with which he captures in an evident, sometimes unorthodox way, the life that moves through the places and towns he visits. [Official Website]

More Stories

The presence of an absence by Francesco Pace Rizzi

The presence of an absence by Francesco Pace Rizzi

The ephemeral geometries of the shadows, sometimes complex, sometimes simple, exert a great fascination on me such as to push me to deepen this topic and create a project (started in 2019) where the shadows are in a sort of dialogue with the scene, able to free the imagination and create surreal and intangible images.
Street photography; Hong Kong Lines and Patterns by Jason Au

Street photography; Hong Kong Lines and Patterns by Jason Au

"Hong Kong Lines and Patterns" is a street photography series that comes with a fine art aesthetic and the compositional approach of isolating urban subjects, geometric elements and forms fromthe chaotic urban environment of Hong Kong.
Real vs Unreal by Kaushik Dolui

Real vs Unreal by Kaushik Dolui

Photographs of this trend create a reality that does not reflect reality, but prompted by subconscious, characteristics, the expression of unconscious fantasies. Something like unnatural, supernatural and mysterious.

Color Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the Color Awards. We are looking
for the best color picture for this year, 2022.

The competition is open to any interpretation of color photography
in all its dimensions, from everyday reality
to pure abstraction

DEADLINE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

PHOTO BY © DANIIL KONTOROVICH
Cronorifugio

Cronorifugio

Light and time. These two essential concepts in photography are also fundamental for our being and in our life. Here and now, I feel that the time has come to talk about the time.
Sahara Giants by Alice de Kruijs

Sahara Giants by Alice de Kruijs

When in 2000, the palaeontologist Paul Sereno went to look for new dinosaur bones in the Sahara Desert, he did not expect that he would return from there as an archaeologist. Arriving in the northeast of Niger, Sereno and his colleague’s day after day sifted through the sand of Tener, one of the most inhospitable deserts in the world, which even the nomadic inhabitants of the Sahara call “desert in the desert”.
Tell me who I am by Mohammad Sorkhabi

Tell me who I am by Mohammad Sorkhabi

Segregation by gender has existed in highly conservative communities for years, in order to raise their children in an isolated environment and away from any sort of sexual relations. But in most cases, this only causes sexual suppression and severe disorders in sexual orientation identification.

Featured Stories

Nude art : Ties of perception by Nofar Horovitz

Nude art : Ties of perception by Nofar Horovitz

Being a photographer immersed in the process of recovering from sexual assault brought up the subjects of nude art, body image, womanhood, female empowerment and coping with stress and trauma to my attention.
Documentary photography; Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen

Documentary photography; Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen

Photographer and life-long Tottenham Hotspur fan, Martin Andersen has turned his camera on his fellow fans to create ‘Can’t Smile Without You’, an intimate and often visceral collection of photographs taken at home, away, and across Europe from 2013 until 2017 with the last game played at the White Hart Lane stadium.
60s NYC by Michael Seif

60s NYC by Michael Seif

In the 1960s I lived and worked in New York City, carried my camera everywhere, and photographed every chance I had - day and night, above ground and in the subways.The camera forced me to look, and to actually see.
The Mara by Anup Shah

The Mara by Anup Shah

I live in the wild for long stretches of time. Inevitably, I fall under the spell of wild animals. It dawns on me that these are intelligent, emotional, social and personable beings. I connect with their sentience.
Baikal of wonders by Alina Desyatnichenko

Baikal of wonders by Alina Desyatnichenko

The land of Baikal region in Russia has always been sacred for the local indigenous peoples – buryats. And shamans who could talk to local gods were revered as a hereditary caste of the chosen.
Pets photography; Wet Dog by Sophie Gamand

Pets photography; Wet Dog by Sophie Gamand

Sophie Gamand is a French photographer living and working in New York. Since 2011, with both a documentary and artistic approaches,
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/color-banner.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Color Awards. We are eager to see photograhs with new focus points and innovative approaches

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/banner.jpg

The book where words and images meet to never leave each other, The book contains 20 evocative paintings; each of them is a double page. 56 printed pages | 235x165mm

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/banner22.jpg

Call For Entries #21 | After 20 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Hidden Landscape by Stefan Schlumpf

Hidden Landscape by Stefan Schlumpf

Grey, melted snow and ice runs like silent tears. Crumbling, ancient ice crunches. Tired from the fight against the warmth, the glaciers take flight, fleeing from human ignorance.
Old Father themes by Julia Fullerton Batten

Old Father themes by Julia Fullerton Batten

The River Thames is not even the longest river in the British Isles and a mere pygmy in comparison with many other rivers in the world, yet its significance to British and world history is immense.
Lomisoba – A feast of many meanings by Fallckolm Cuenca

Lomisoba – A feast of many meanings by Fallckolm Cuenca

North, on the military road, about 100 km from Tbilisi, one finds the epicentre of a yearly manifestation of human faith. It takes place on the slopes the Caucus and is an ode to an arduous journey of shared history and religious devotion.
Saving Orangutans by Alain Schroeder

Saving Orangutans by Alain Schroeder

This series documents the incongruous behavior between man and the environment in Sumatra. On the one hand, humans destroy virgin forests wounding and killing animals, while on the other, they do everything possible to save them.
Marco Tenaglia : Black & white fashion portraiture

Marco Tenaglia : Black & white fashion portraiture

His bold and intriguing photographic vision is the result of a mixture of both contemporary and classic styles, inspired by masters like Helmut Newton.
Anthracite by Nick Gandano

Anthracite by Nick Gandano

Anthracite is the most metamorphic mineral coal and has the highest carbon content. Its colour ranges from black to metallic grey

Trending Stories

Interview with Frank Machalowski

Interview with Frank Machalowski

The main focus of all my series is on analogue photography no matter if 35 mm or medium-format, because I love the analoge technology.
An evening in Har Ki Pauri By Abhijit Bose

An evening in Har Ki Pauri By Abhijit Bose

To describe the rich cultural tradition of India, it would be incomplete if “Ganga Aarti” of Har Ki Pauri is not mentioned. In fact it is the heritage any Indian could take pride in.
The nest by Liliya Hryn

The nest by Liliya Hryn

If you ask a person how he imagines the mentally ill, he will present a sort of image from the films, distant and therefore hypertrophied. But what if a person lives with you side by side, with the first day of birth?
Profound Azores II by Paulo Monteiro

Profound Azores II by Paulo Monteiro

In the introductory text of the first part of this series, kindly published by Dodho magazine, I wrote that I had started this work in 1998. However, in reviewing my file, I noticed that I started it in 1995.
Fan Dance-Transformation by Dave Hanson

Fan Dance-Transformation by Dave Hanson

Fan Dance - Transformation is my most recent series of images in which I have tried to capture an essence, found between light and darkness , in that moment that luminosity tells a story through the dance of push and pull of our form and energy
Walk in the light by Shirren Lim

Walk in the light by Shirren Lim

Everything is a play of light. I love exploring the duality of the yin and yang nature.For this project, I want people to see my work and think beyond the obvious and observe more closely the world around them.
Mandala in Digital Integration Unconsciousness by Byoung Ho Rhee

Mandala in Digital Integration Unconsciousness by Byoung Ho Rhee

In a “Short History of Photography(1931)”, Benjamin firstly coined the term ‘ Optical unconsciousness’,writing that “Another nature … speaks to the camera rather than the eye
Solaris by Roberto De Mitri

Solaris by Roberto De Mitri

There are places that emerge in front of us as a direct expression of our own mood. Nature becomes a manifestation and pure expression of our own feelings, transcending the materiality of the elements that compose it.
Your Majesty the Queen by Lorena Cordero

Your Majesty the Queen by Lorena Cordero

Your Majesty the Queen is a series that came up to life after two years of grief due the loss of my mother to cancer. I was very close to her specially during the time of the illness up to the point of becoming her mother.

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.