We are interested in portraying people living in rural villages with less than 500 inhabitants.
If you are less than 500 inhabitants,
if your town or community is located in a rural setting,
if you want to leave a photographic archive for future generations…
With our visit, there are many things we try to bring to the community.
We value the people who live in small towns. Our portraits are individual because we believe that each person is important.
With the help of the villagers, we create an archive of the people who make up the community. It will be something historical that will be of particular value in a few decades’ time. It is a collaborative work that stays in the village itself.
It is a different, unique and special activity for the people who participate. We use it to bring photography closer to the people, while creating a memory that stays in everyone’s memory.
The photo exhibition on the side of the motorhome allows people from different communities to meet and get to know each other.
Sharing other ways of life enriches the listener. Our way of life raises many questions. Questions that we often answer in the form of screenings, meetings or talks with neighbours, visits from school or village children, etc.
With all the photographs we take in the village, the Town Council can put together an exhibition with the photographs of its residents: hang them in a hall, stick them on the walls of the village, on the balconies, etc. Creativity to the power!
The first step is for you to contact us by email or phone to find out where you are and how many you are in your community.
We will look at the map, the calendar, make the numbers and send you a proposal to visit you and get to know you one by one!
The idea of the project is to talk about small communities, villages with less than 500 inhabitants, in order to, among other things, highlight the importance of each individual within the collective.
We also have to take into account that we want to photograph all the inhabitants (or at least try to) and from experience we know that portraying more than 500 people involves more complex management.
Still, contact us and we’ll talk about it. I’m sure we’ll find a way to do that.
Each participant takes his or her own photograph with them on paper and the next day we send it to them in digital form for them to share, save or print another copy.
On the other hand, all the portraits are handed over to the town council and kept in a box so that they can be archived and become part of the town’s heritage.
When we get to the next town, we exhibit the portraits on the outside of the motor home as if it were a showroom.
And, of course, all portraits are added to the Photo Archiveyou’re visiting. A card is added with the information of the village and all its corresponding portraits.
It’s possible that these images will be part of an exhibition or a future book, we will see.
The most important thing is communication. That is, to make the project known within the community so that everyone knows who we are and what we want to do, why we want everyone to participate and it is so important (it is not every day that a photographic archive is created for the next generations 🙂
We will need to park in the main square of the village (or somewhere visible) and be easily accessible for everyone.
A 220v power outlet, and, if the weather is bad, it would be interesting to have a Plan B, a covered place (gable, porch or similar) where to mount the background and the flash to take the pictures.
We’ll take care of everything else.
They say that time is gold… but we are not in a hurry, although we cannot stay until the end of the days no matter how beautiful the village is 🙂
The idea is to spend at least 4 or 5 days in the village. We can reach an average of 100 portraits a day, without dying in it, but it will depend to a great extent on the general participation and the rhythm in which people approach.
Of course 🙂
We like things done well and without cheating. We have a contract for the participants and one for the city council. We will send them by email so that they can be read calmly, they are very normal and without small print.