Party in the garden of Magdara. Outskirts of Riga, 2008

Rapa das bestas II

June 20th, 2017

Rapa das bestas

Rapa das bestas

June 20th, 2017

Rapa das bestas

Gozo, Malta

June 20th, 2017

Gozo, Malta

Jurmala

June 20th, 2017

Jurmala, Latvia, 2003

In 2003 I arrived to the Baltics on assignment for a galician newspaper: travel around the 10 new members of the European Union that will join in 2004. A long trip, from Estonia to Cyprus, several months, with a backpack, a Finepix Fuji, one small macbook and a pair of good boots. When I arrived to Riga I called to the photo editor of Diena, photojournalist Ilmars Znotins, asking for a cooperation with a good internet connection to send pictures and chronicles. From the first minute we built a strong friendship, talking about photojournalism and documentary. We spoke a future agreement to stay one month taking photos and writing for the new magazine Sestdiena, just for a interchange of ideas. Months later, when I finished my long trip around the countries endiing in Cyprus, I travelled to Riga, and after a meeting with the editor in chief Sarmite Elerte I joined the newsroom.

I love Latvia for many reasons, perhaps galicians and latvians has some magic connection in their lives, strong heritage, they suffered invasions, they are fighters for freedom. Probably my second motherland I stay there till 2011, and usually I travel to see friends and the landscape. Latvia is a green dream, full of peace in its forests, where people still leave isolated from the busy cities, surrounded by ancient trees, in an amazing silent. I am galician, did born near the sea, in the Atlantic coastline, and my first trip by train was to Jurmala looking for my roots, finding a small location where mostly rich people is living, with long beaches where you can walk for hours. This is one of my first pictures.

Valle de Ucanca

June 20th, 2017

Valle de Ucanca, Tenerife

Riga

June 20th, 2017

Cascais, Portugal

Le cycliste avec parapluie

June 20th, 2017

Arde Galicia!

June 19th, 2017

Arde Galicia!: expresión moi galega que asemella unha acción ou feito con relación a queima dos montes. Unha probable variante podería ser Arde Galicia carallo! que usase mesmamente para denunciar ese acontecemento como desaprobación e enfado. As fotos son do verán do 2006, un verán moi quente aquel, pero non lles amolaba moito aos políticos que se fixera ruido con elas.

Galeria de imaxes: http://www.delmialvarez.com/old-delmialvarez.com/ardegalicia.html