In 2014 we obtained the grant of the 19th Call of FotoPres La Caixa.

With that help we formalized the first phase of the project, which began in October 2012, on the occasion of the completion of our Master's thesis at Efti, and ended with a traveling exhibition at Caixaforum and the publication of the editorial object Vol 1: Así nace la espera.

Thanks to the support of La Caixa and the mentoring of Magnum Photos we dedicated 2014 to fieldwork and to establish the foundations that support Aquellos Que Esperan.

Technical Data  Original title: 19º Fotopres. Nueva Imagen Documental
Project: Aquellos Que Esperan. Vol. 01 “Así nace la espera”
Where: CaixaForum. Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza. Spain
Dates: 2015 to 2016  
Curators: Aquellos Que Esperan
Images: Aquellos Que Esperan
3d Render: V15 
Production Co.: The Kids Are Right
Organizers: CaixaForum
Mentored by Magnum Photos
Original Language: Spanish


Becoming part of it.

"We started walking around the neighborhood as curious tourists in October 2012, moved by the interest in exploring a neighborhood mistreated by the media. We were looking for active topics in the bulk of the national news and we wanted to bet on them through photography. At least that was what we believed at the time, with the innocence of those beginnings.

The theoretical evolution of the project underwent multiple variations over the course of two years, due to the complexity of the neighborhood in its urban and social context. We completely detached ourselves from our first intentions, undoing the prejudice in order to dismantle it.
We wanted to move in, to become part of the neighborhood. We moved into the area, shared a house - one of the 40,000 in Spain's largest social housing project - and realized that our journey had only just begun.

We have translated these experiences into our language, matching people with space to discover what Orcasur is like and why, analyzing the neighborhood to be able to establish a first starting point and thus continue with a long-haul work in which photography is a necessary tool but where the engine is research and social development."

Awards & Grants

Magnum Photos’ Mentorship: Peter Marlow, Peter van Agtmael & Mark Power
Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña
PhotoEspaña - Book of the year. Shortlist
Les Rencontres d´Arles - Author Book Award. Shortlist
Artists in residence at the Circulation(s)
Carte blanche. Exhibition Le CentQuatre-Paris
Acción Cultural Española. Ministerio Español de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

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