Guille Ibanez

Photographer
     
Tierra Santa
Location: Manchester
Nationality: Spain
Biography: Born in Madrid (1977) but drawn to Manchester, where he now lives, Guille Ibanez (1977) is a photographer whose work focuses on culture, tradition and human interaction. Originally trained as a cinematographer, he still combines professional film... read on
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Tierra Santa
Credits: guille ibanez
Date of Work: 06/03/15 - Ongoing
Updated: 02/06/19
Location: espaƱa

“It’s been 18 years since I left my homeland.”


This thought was the catalyst for a personal journey; photographing events and places all around Spain that bring people together and help define the country’s personality.
Some of the scenes in ‘Tierra Santa’ are beautiful, joyful and full of colour, while others feel more raw and dark. All of them recall a collective past that has defined the country’s identity for centuries. There are implicit themes here; my search for a sense of belonging, which mirrors that of the people I photograph; the quest for faith, which is often depicted in a very rich iconography and a sense of regional pride. 


Ultimately, this is a personal endeavor to reconnect with roots that are gradually eroding.



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