mara catalan

Photographer/artist/black and white fine art printer
     
La Realidad la otra cara de un
Location: Brooklyn
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: I’m a professional photographer and B/W fine art printer with more than 20 years experience. I’m an independent, bilingual freelance worker and artist with various communication skills. Reliable, high energy hands on team worker not... read on
I arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas in 1996, two years after the Zapatista Revolution. Using my own wits to elude checkpoints and government troops who would have turned me back I journeyed into the jungle towards the Zapatista town La Realidad. Expecting to find a masked army I instead found a town whose principal weapon was life and endurance to move onwards within life that life. I realized that it was the cycle of day to day living that made the Zapatista struggle possible. No matter how strong the government tries to suppress the revolution. it was the strong sense of community that keeps the Revolution alive. These are extracts from that journey and from a handmade book I made at my return. Today the struggle continuos.
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Chicken Skin: A subconscious ballad by Mara Catalan

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High Voltage

By mara catalan — For the past couple of years I've been exploring the blurring boundaries between performance and..
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Williamsburg in the 1990's

By mara catalan — In 2008 my father died. A year later I realized, because of the loss, my broken heart had been wandering..
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The trunk: en claro_oscuro

By mara catalan — Looking through a trunk full of memories we often find a photo that makes us stop in time and takes us into..
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