An Imaginary Spaniard
What could the cheerful woman in the middle of a crowd be looking for in that coffin? And what kind of bishop is that with the naked beauty on his cape? The photographs of Cristóbal Hara show an undiscovered Spain–far from the beautiful beaches and urban centers–full of completely normal people and animals (and all their peculiarities) that reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary. At processions and markets, funerals and bullfights, or simply on the street, Hara positions his camera to extract unexpected details from the hustle and bustle of the provinces. An Imaginary Spaniard contains photographs that tell of joy, sorrow, loneliness and companionship, and create their own fairy-tale world out of a combination of sadness and enchantment.