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SHORT HISTORIES

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Self-Promotion
  • Company
    www.xabieraldazabal.com
  • Photographer
    Xabier Aldazabal

I always wanted to be that child. A spring night, a bonfire, a picnic, hot tea, some sandwiches, a makeshift tent, a wise great-grandfather, great-grandchildren engrossed in their stories and perspective of the cosmos, and a location that surrounds everything.

Why photography? Because it has taken me to the right place.

I cannot imagine a better first contact. The home enlargers that my grandfather used to build when dismantling cameras opened me up to a discipline that I would not investigate until years later.

It was the need to find a job that would offer different experiences every day what made me become a photographer. Between 2003 and 2005 I studied in IVASFOT, the Basque Photography Institute, where my colleague Carlos Hernández became a key inspiration for my first steps, and where, afterwards, I returned as a teacher and I displayed my f