A subjetive voice

Each of us projects onto the landscape the result of their own experiences. The landscape takes root firmly in some of our most intimate feelings: the land that saw us being born, the place where we grew up and we were surprised by knowledge, the terrain furrowed by the scars of our pains, but that... Continue Reading →

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The British landscape during WWII

Taylor's article confirms some of the notions I had about the way in which  World War II was lived in Britain: the continuous bombings (Blitz), the children evacuated to the countryside, the feeling of solidarity patriotism among people who put forward the defense of the country before any other type of individual interests ... Perhaps... Continue Reading →

Assignment 3: Rework

According to the advice of my tutor, I have reviewed the selection of images included in the assignment and I have reprocessed most of them to change the color temperature and eliminate the bluish tone, looking for warmer tone. Regarding the selection proposed by my tutor, in the first place it seems to me correct... Continue Reading →

Assignment 3: Tutor Feeback

Overall Comments: For this ‘Spaces to Places’ assignment, you have submitted an engaging set of images, which ae supported by a very good introduction and commentary into the history of the city of Vigo. You do indeed have an insider’s privilege point of view, but I can imagine that there are still areas and alternative... Continue Reading →

Assignment 3: Spaces to places

The logic of the metropolitan slogan "We live in a pretty city" does not apply to the Travesía de Vigo (meaning Crossing of Vigo), one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Galicia (northern Spain) and considered the greatest exponent of urban "ugliness" . Driven by the developmental policies that were carried out between the... Continue Reading →

The memory of Photography (II)

William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the negative / positive photographic process, shows in his book "The Pencil of Nature" this ability of photography to memorize / copy things. In the image of the construction of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, the two phenomena mentioned by Jacques Le Goff are revealed as transformers of... Continue Reading →

The memory of Photography (I)

David Bate's essay explores the relationship between photography and memory in the field of human culture, and attempts to discover how the use of photography has affected the constitution of individual or collective memory. The essay begins with a quote from Sigmund Freud, in which he describes how, through writing, the capacities of our memory... Continue Reading →

Film Photography Workshop (I)

  Last friday, I took part in the first part of a  film photography workshop celebrated in Papel Salado; The aim of this part is to develop a BW 35mm film, with a real practice of the whole process. Here is a summary of the session. Remove the film from the film cassette When rewinding... Continue Reading →

Local history

The physiognomy of the city of Vigo has changed radically in the last 100 years, basically due to the commercial and industrial impulse during different periods, which has caused positive population flows that have made it the largest city in Galicia. I started my research trying to know the origins of the controversial Gran Vía,... Continue Reading →

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