Aitor Lara

Photographer
     
MAESTRANZA
Location: SPAIN
Nationality: Spain
Biography: His professional career began in 1999 when he was awarded the  Juana de  Aizpuru  Photography Prize, showing his work at international art fairs such as ARCO and  ParisPhoto.  He has published four books. In addition, he... MORE
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MAESTRANZA
Copyright Aitor Lara 2024
Updated Apr 2016
Location Seville, Ronda
Topics Bullfighting, Corridas, Maestranza, Matador, Ronda, Seville, Tauromaquia, Toros

During the spring and summer festivals, Seville and Ronda hosts some of the most important contests in the bullfighting world "“ drawing in people from all social backgrounds. Upon entering the bullring, the bullfighter is transformed into the popular hero, admired by the crowds for defeating the bull and evading death by virtue of his skill and bravery.

Bullfighting continues to express its voice in a modern Spanish society, full of contrasts. Discussing this tradition reveals two attitudes: While some view it as generating culture and meaning, for others it raises questions about ethics, the human condition and the use of a model which justifies a bull being killed for public entertainment.

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