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Photographer's Note

In the morning on my last day in Barcelona a very unpleasant thing happened: my Camera broke down. It happened for the second time, before it was on the first day of the trip to Kazakhstan. Well, I had also with me a small compact samsung. But after some pictures the battery was empty. I have a power bank, but I did not expected such a situation and it was left in my hostel. So I took my mobile and made a few pictures. You could imagine how it is to se beautiful things and not to be able making picture, wrrrr. When I was hurrying to the hostel and then to the airport, I saw this mural. I could still make three photos, but I would love to explore it better.

It is the original mural El mundo nace en cada beso - the world is born with every kiss. It is a fotomosaic in Old Town in Barcelona.

The origin of this photocomposition is found in the tricentennial of the Catalan defeat in the War of Spanish Succession (September 11, 1714), which gave rise to the celebration of Catalonia Day. The initiative came from the photographer Joan Fontcuberta in collaboration with El Periódico de Catalunya, and consisted in the elaboration of a mural composed of photographs sent by the readers of El Periódico, which together would form an image. The subject required for the photographs was "living free". With them 4000 tiles of ceramic were formed, distributed in 50 rows of eighty tiles each, which together form the image of kissing lips. It was installed in a wall near the private garden of a house in the square of Isidre Nonell and, although in principle it should be an ephemeral installation, the Barcelona City Council decided to leave it permanently. The mural was inaugurated on July 3, 2014 by the Mayor of Barcelona, ​​Xavier Trias.

I will upload these two other pictures as Workshops.

I wish you all Happy Easter!


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Three girls exploring the mural

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