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Discover the Fine Art prints from Guille Ibañez’s series “Tierra Santa” and get a unique work of art from the best contemporary photographers
Guille Ibañez left his home country almost two decades ago. This thought was what sparked in the photographer the beginning of a personal journey of photographing occurrences and locations throughout Spain that could bring people together and help define the country’s personality.
In his photography series “Tierra Santa,” Ibañez presents a captivating tapestry of images that encapsulate the spirit of Spain. The collection features scenes that range from joyful, colorful, and vibrant to raw and dark, reflecting the shared history that has shaped the country’s identity for centuries.
Each photograph serves as a visual testament to the rich cultural fabric of Spain and the resilience of its people.
A Visual Exploration of Spain’s Rich Heritage
Throughout “Tierra Santa,” several implicit themes emerge, such as the photographer’s search for a sense of belonging. This quest mirrors the journey of the individuals he photographs, each striving to find their place within the larger context of Spanish society.
The series delves into the theme of faith, often depicted through the rich iconography that pervades Spanish culture. Regional pride is another recurring motif, highlighting the diverse traditions and customs that set each region apart while simultaneously uniting the nation.
“Tierra Santa” is Ibañez’s personal endeavor to reestablish a connection with his roots, which he feels are gradually eroding over time. Through his evocative images, he invites viewers to join him on this journey of rediscovery, offering a fresh perspective on the essence of Spain and its enduring legacy.
Eyeshot Magazine #10 | Open Call Edition
This is the tenth issue of Eyeshot Magazine always in limited edition of 500 copies, showcasing the thoughtful and creative photographs of the 70 talented photographers who have been selected as the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022. The artworks were chosen from over 6000 photographssubmitted from more than 100 different countries, making this a truly global showcase of street and documentary photography.
Born in Madrid (Spain), but drawn to Manchester (UK) where he now lives, Guille Ibañez is a photographer whose work focuses on culture, tradition and human interaction. Originally trained as a cinematographer, he combines professional film and video work with his passion for photography. The tension between the moving and the still image goes to the heart of Guille’s work, and his pictures are often referred to as being like frames from a film.
Religion and human faith play a major part in his work which has been part of many festivals around Europe and America and he has been a finalist at prestigious festivals such as MIFA (Moscow International Foto) and BSPF (Brussels Street Photography Festival).
The 2022 Eyeshot Open Call saw the submission of over 6.000 photographs by incredibly talented photographers from over 100 different countries. With the participation on an extraordinary jury composed of Marco Savarese, founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot, Magnum photographers such as Trent Parke and Emin Özmen, leading representatives of street and documentary photography scene – Vineet Vohra, Siegfried Hansen, Koci Hernandez , Mark Abramson and Isadora Kosofsky – and winners of the World Press Photo Award – Narelle Autio and Kitra Cahana – these artworks were selected for their visual storytelling, creativity, and style in conveying their unique observations of contemporary reality.
Street and documentary photography feel the urgency to elevate the streets of the world into theaters without requiring humans to perform. In front of each of these images, you can mirror yourself. Or you can also just look at them.
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