Vinner av 'Fotolibro <40' - Pablo Castilla Heredia - Costa Tropical

FFF har gleden av å kunne gratulere medlem og kunstner Pablo Castilla Heredia med sin første fotobok! Castilla deltok i den tredje utgaven av fotobok-konkurransen Fotolibro <40 i Madrid, Spania - en open call promotert av Culture & Tourism Department of the Community of Madrid for spanske fotokunstnere under 40.

Costa Tropical er hans første fotobok, laget i samarbeid Fotolibro <40 og printet av Artes Gráficas Palermo. Bokens originale dummy ble støttet av Norsk Fotografisk Fond (Nofofo).

For mer informasjon om Pablo Castilla Heredia og prosjektet, besøk hans nettsider her:

This book brings together a series of pictures taken by photographer Pablo Castilla Herediabetween 2010 and 2016 in the “Costa Tropical”, the coastline region of the province of Granada.

“Between 2010 and 2016, I dedicated entire days to touring the Costa Tropical, in Granada, where I come from.

Walking, driving, never knowing where to go, I explored a familiar territory that became strange as the hours went by.”

Extensive exploration of this landscape during the hours of peak sunlight intensity reveals a strange drama in which comedy, tragedy and absurdity coexist in a new reality that could well belong to a film piece without any conscious script.
‘Costa Tropical’ is a journey to a new territory, both original and sovereign, located somewhere between fiction and reality, record and invention, documentary evidence and subjective perception.

Pablo Castilla Heredia (Granada, 1980) lives and works between Granada and Norway. His work is based on the direct exploration of reality and encoded in a documentary-based language through various disciplines such as cinema, performing arts and photography. The use of a documentary style becomes in itself a strategy that reveals fissures in perception and challenges the boundaries between fiction and reality. After graduating in Fine Arts, he lived in Brussels from 2001 to 2014, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Documentary Filmmaking and, together with Hedvig Biong and Niko Hafkenscheid, founded “Kevin or Harry”, a performing arts collective that creates theatre pieces where real people take the stage. Since 2018, he collaborates regularly with Pablo López on projects revolving around photography and territory (“Pangnirtung”).

Costa Tropical is his first photography book, winner of the 3rd Edition of “Fotolibro <40”, a call promoted by the Culture & Tourism Department of the Community of Madrid addressed to Spanish photographers under 40 years of age, which aims to support and promote the young Spanish photography through the edition of a book of the winning project in collaboration with a reference publisher.

Banner og thumbnail: Costa Tropical, Pablo Castilla, 2020