Today we have carried out the distribution of the magazine images of Saint Lucia the culmination of a project submitted to the convening of the festival and developed by Reel Photo.
The photo agency has been with us throughout the process of canvassing in the neighborhood and all the activities in it.
Satisfaction and nostalgia were encountered during the distribution of magazines, the neighbors happy, surprised, already somewhat accustomed to seeing in these last four months there.
Today handing in a summary of this little wave that we have beaten in the calm waters in a long time that this neighborhood and this city lived.
Here we´ve left them looking at themselves through the eyes of the outside that values it places in their neighborhood, their lives.
We hope you enjoyed our proposals as much as we did in the neighborhood.
Here we describe the project and introduce you to the authors, but nothing can tell us more than their images.
When we look at the pages of newspapers and magazines,a suggestion of depletion in the ways of representing the world, the images are committed to witness to the realities have lost its reason of being or that photojournalists have withdrawn en masse from the illusion of their profession. None of thiat is true (...).
(...) They remain indispensable to visual analysis courageous to counteract the weight of excessive ordinary seductive images of advertising and other forms of persuasive communication. But the lack of a visual self-documentation is a requirement for groups that can tire out the world can continue to operate with impunity granted by the opacity (...).
Pepe Baeza. Photojournalism, cornered. Prologue of 20 years of photojournalism in La Opinión. 1988-2008 ´Edited by CEHIFORM.
This project is based on documentary photography beyond the use that is often given in the press. They look at the service of a project to enhance it, without giving it their freedom to tell the tale.
[...] What we proposed was to document photo REEL from all projects that have been carried out since More May in Santa Lucia. No documentation on the surface that covers only the culmination, if not deeper into the process and getting involved in it. The aim was to return to the neighborhood this visual information, showing that these processes led to neighborhood, even if the end result may be difficult to understand.
REEL is what at first sight has not shown. Photography to be done. Which does not appear in the newspapers the next day. Because we make more durable, more substantial. Why do not we stay on the sidelines, photograph by impulse and closer than the others. We do not expect the chance to run after her.
REEL is not just an agency but a commitment. We do not work against the clock: we divided into four to be part of it, providing more focus points, expanding coverage .. Believe in the sum of, not as a whole. The sum of four eyes that give greater depth and enrich the final work.