Koldo Chamorro . El Santo Christo Ibérico


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Koldo Chamorro was a self-taught photographer from 1965 to 1972, when he was granted a Castellblach scholarship to study photography abroad, which allowed him to work with masters such as Ansel Adams, Brassaï or Ernst Haas, among others. He was a member of "Minority Photographers" in New York and, in Spain, one of the founders of the now-dissolved "Grupo Alabern", participating in the documentary photography movement.


Between the seventies and eighties, his work reflects the uses and customs of rural and urban society in the last stages of Franco's regime; Chamorro worked on the conservation of an imaginary that was on the verge of extinction. The series "The Iberian Saint Christo" places the symbol of Catholicism, the cross, as the absolute protagonist of a narrative that reveals the contradictions of a country that, on the one hand, yearned for the arrival of modernity and, on the other, remained anchored in an ancestral landscape.


Koldo Chamorro de Aranzadi (1949 - 2009) was a Spanish photographer. His work focuses on the documentation of social structures, from an anthropological and ethnographic point of view, showing his interest in Spanish rites and symbols, from bullfights to religious traditions.


Koldo Chamorro . El Santo Christo Ibérico


Pages: 196

Format: 24 x 32 cm

Images: 110

Binding: hard cover

Edition: ENGlISH / Spanish

ISBN: 978-84-17769-32-1

A volume that shows a series of unique images and marked a milestone in Spanish documentary photography

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