el paseo . David García



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The walk speaks of silence and tells that history with capital letters cannot be told. That it is made up of little stories, which reaffirm and contradict each other, which come and go in time, changing. Adapting to the time and place in which they are told or keeping quiet in which they cannot be told.

I realised that there was part of my country's recent history that I had not been told at home, on the streets or in public education. It is in my attempt to get to know this part of Spain's recent history, and in the continuous walls that I find myself, that this project arises. After more than 4 years of research and image taking, assuming that I am neither a historian nor an anthropologist, I understand that it is not my job to write history. I am a photographer and as such I want to generate images that can create in the spectator similar emotions to those that have occurred to me when walking this path, that lead him to want to know something of the stories that I hide (that they hide from us) and finally that a reflection is made on the whys of silence and the whys of denial.

I photograph places loaded with history, where apparently nothing happens. The images of these places are accompanied by texts that tell what has happened there. These texts are silenced. In this way, all the information that could give us both image and text remains in a latent state, hidden and will not be revealed, as an analogy of the current situation. In the texts, the story that will remain visible, will try to mislead the spectator by proposing a parallel narration, but with echoes that allow us to reach the theme that they hide. The reader will have to find in them a path to the story. This project intends to be a contribution to a debate that Spanish society needs to have, bringing to the public space the stories that until now have only been told in private spaces.

el paseo . David García

Text: Spanish
14 x 23 cm
88 pages
Paperback sewn to the thread
PRICE: 20€

ISBN 978-84-09-22728-0
DL: M-22337-2020

Photography and text: David García.
Edition: David García & Fosi Vegue.
Design: Three Graphic Types.
Pre-printing: La Troupe.
Translation: Pelayo Pérez de Ayala.
Printing: Estudios Durero.

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