The Iberians by Candy Lopesino

The Iberian Peninsula is a geographical concept formed by Spain and Portugal, two geographically united countries but separately by an invisible border. 
THE IBERIANS / Two picadors in the horse yard. Tradition is something that is inherited, that is part of the identity of the individual, that is passed down from generation to generation in order to preserve and consolidate it, MADRID, SPAIN, EUROPE.

The Iberian Peninsula is a geographical concept formed by Spain and Portugal, two geographically united countries but separately by an invisible border. 

THE IBERIANS is an essay about my travels through this territory, visually narrating the things that happen while wandering around Iberia (Spain & Portugal), how to write in a sketchbook. The knowledge of a specific territory gives depth and meaning to my project, that is why my work is a continuous journey through Spain and Portugal .

THE IBERIANS / Farmer proudly showing his best roosters, PORTUGAL, EUROPE

 

They are places where I explore the concepts of territory, border, light, memory and identity through the observation of the other. In The Iberians I rediscover the common places, their people, their culture, their realities circumscribed to a geography, in short I explore the human condition.

THE IBERIANS / Two friends on the day of their First Communion, PORTUGAL, EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / Old fisherman taking care of the grandson at the seashore, Atlantic Ocean, PORTUGAL, EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / Little ladies with combs and white lace veils at the doors of the Church, putting on their rosary minutes before the procession begins, SPAIN, EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / Two picadors in the horse yard. Tradition is something that is inherited, that is part of the identity of the individual, that is passed down from generation to generation in order to preserve and consolidate it, MADRID, SPAIN, EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / Man listening to a football game on the radio at the door of his house, PORTUGAL, EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / Mayoral and vaquilleros, The Vaquilla Party, Festival of National Tourist Interest,COLMENAR VIEJO, MADRID province,SPAIN,
EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / It is not easy to buy bread every day in the emptied Iberia. When the baker’s van arrives, in some towns up to once a week, you have to buy loaves and bread that will last for several days, SPAIN, EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / Festivities in Madrid. The Mulilleros are an important part of the Fiesta, although they are never portrayed in the foreground, that remains for the great figures. In the foreground, the most outgoing of the group, the most timid, behind him, MADRID, SPAIN, EUROPE.

THE IBERIANS / Queen and Ladies of the popular festival, MADRID, SPAIN, EUROPE.

 

About Candy Lopesino

Spanish Photographer and Cinematographer, born in Madrid. Member of the global Community Women Street Photographers. She lives and work in Madrid.Her profesional career begins as a graphic reporter under the signature of Hidalgo-Lopesino photographers collaborating with the Incafo publishing house and in collaboration with the UNESCO it realizes articles for the collection of books ” The Heritage of the Humanity ” in Mexico, Bulgaria, Tunis, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, France, Panama… 

She collaborate with others magazines: GEO Spain, GEO Japan, Viajes National Geographic, Traveler, Volta ao Mundo, Saveur Magazine New York, Rutas del Mundo, Península, Descubrir, Altaïr…                                   

There was a first photography exhibition that made a huge impact on her. They were the portraits that Edward Sheriff  Curtis had made of the North American Indians and to which he had dedicated 30 years of his life. The portraits were impressive, and the time spent on the project blew her away. She left the showroom wanting to do a long-term personal project.

This is how she start her personal project THE IBERIANS in which she has been working for the first two decades of the 21st century and in which she continue to photographing. [Official Website]

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