Adrián Domínguez

Photographer
    
Europe's Depopulated
Location: Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Adrián Domínguez  has a long career on editorial photography, for two decades, he has portrayed a large variety of personalities and tackled reports on contemporary issues for international publishers such as Condé Nast... read on
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Europe's Depopulated
The European Union considers uninhabited a territory when it has less than eight inhabitants per square kilometer, a widespread matter in Spanish inlands and mountainous areas, below three people per square kilometer. It's a demographic desert which can be considered biologically dead; since the 60s, full generations abandoned villages, there was no policy of balance, there was a breakdown of the rural world that has not been recovered yet.

<<Iberian Peninsula hosts the most sparsely populated region in EU, 
many abandoned villages with only one guest>>

The Celtiberian mountain range is the most disjointed territory of the EU (lower density than Lapland or Siberia); it is a mountain area, sparsely populated, rural and remote. The rural exodus began in the late 50s by a development policy promoted by Franco with booming cities and a little modernized and poor countryside. So, the cause of depopulation was not natural, was political; highlighting the city and forgetting the villages. Now, rural world face an endemic problem, while there is no generational change, the aging population simply dies. The lack of social services are the major causes of migration. Rural organisations are aware of the lobbying power of other sectors and they believe that pressure at international level may have impact on what national and regional governments do ... 


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WeLAND

By Adrián Domínguez — Today, the interpretation of rural and urban spaces depends on arbitrary delimitations based on size and population. The continued production and..
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Restoring European Bison

By Adrián Domínguez — The struggle to rescue European bison ( Bison bonasus ) from extinction began about 80 years ago, after World War. Although the species became..
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Earth Streaks

By Adrián Domínguez — Every second, hundreds thousands cubic meters of fresh water moves on our planet, already ten most flowing rivers occupy more than 2,500 million..
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Rapa das Bestas

By Adrián Domínguez — ONCE UPON A TIME TWO SISTERS OFFERED TO A CLERGYMAN TWO MARES -BESTAS- IF DEFENDING THEM OF PEST CONTAGION ... THE  ORIGIN OF THIS AFFAIR WAS..
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Cold Disaster

By Adrián Domínguez — More than fifty years after Palomares (Almeria, Spain) nuclear disaster there are still many doubts about the official version; classified..
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Life at the Top

By Adrián Domínguez — Many people alive today carry genes from human species other than Homo sapiens (the result of ancient interbreeding with Neanderthals and..
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Ancient Town

By Adrián Domínguez — A small village (BCE) located along the Yangtze River's Delta, engaged in fishing and salt, is today the most populous city in China and the..
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