‘Aftermath’ at the Reclaim Photography Festival

You can see 4 of my ‘Aftermath’ photographs at the Reclaim Photography Festival until the end of October 2017.
https://reclaimphotographyfestival.org/autumn-exhibition-2…/
This image is copyright of Bradley Pearce Photography on behalf of Reclaim Photography Festival.

 

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Post Referendum 1-O Vilafranca del Penedès

I visited three polling stations where I saw the results being announced. Nobody came to break up the event, not enough storm troopers to quell all of Catalunya.

 

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After the result is announced the unused ballot papers are thrown from the top of the building

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People wait outside a school for the results

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People get excited when the results are about to be announced

‘No Tinc Por’ Bcn 2017 Aug 26

The ‘No tinc por’ (I am not afraid) rally was a day to show respect for the victims of the ‘les Ramblas’ attack and gratitude to the services that keep us safe every day. 500,000 were reported to have turned out for the event. The people of Catalonia expressed their solidarity to all victims of terrorism and war that happens across the world daily, and that acts of terror will not affect the good will amongst the citizens of this country in all its diversity.

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A woman and her child place a rose on a ‘Guardia Urbana’ van.

La manifestació “No tinc por” va ser un dia per mostrar el respecte i la solidaritat a les víctimes de l’atac  de les Rambles i el reconeixement als serveis de seguretat que vetllen pels ciutadans cada dia. Es va informar que 500.000 persones van participar de l’esdeveniment. Els ciutadans de Catalunya van expresar la seva solidaritat amb totes les víctimes del terrorisme i la guerra que ocorre diàriament a tot el món i van manifestar que els actes de terror no afectaran la bona convivència entre els ciutadans d’aquest país en tota la seva diversitat.

La manifestación ‘No tinc por’ (No tengo miedo) fue un día para mostrar respeto y solidaridad a las víctimas del ataque de ‘las Ramblas’  y el reconocimiento a los servicios de seguridad que nos mantienen a salvo todos los días. Se informó que 500.000 personas participaron del evento. El pueblo de Cataluña expresó su solidaridad con todas las víctimas del terrorismo y de la guerra que ocurre diariamente en todo el mundo y manifestaron que los actos de terror no afectarán la buena convivencia de los ciudadanos de este país en toda su diversidad.

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People take away the roses when the ambulance driver says that they need to get back to work.

Opiniones del Referéndum de la Independencia de Cataluña

Según los organizadores del referéndum, los residentes de Cataluña que no tengan un pasaporte español no podrán participar en el referéndum de independencia que tendrá lugar el 1 de octubre de 2017. Me interesa conocer las opiniones de las personas que han vivido en Cataluña por algunos años y quieren expresarse sobre este asunto. En el referéndum escocés sobre la independencia, cualquier persona que haya residido en el país por más de tres años podría votar. Estas son mis preguntas;

1. ¿Cómo se siente el hecho de haber residido aquí en Cataluña durante muchos años, pero, sin embargo, no se le permite votar en el referéndum?

2. ¿Cree usted que el referéndum tiene valor aunque el Estado español no lo reconozca?

3. ¿Cuáles serían los pros y contras de una Cataluña independiente?

Algunas de las personas que han participado hasta ahora se pueden ver abajo i voy a revelar la opinión de todos cuando el proyecto está terminado.

Si queres participar en este proyecto contacta conmigo; info@robbiekavanagh.net

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Expats in Catalonia Pre-Uk-election Opinions #06 – Martin Kirby

It has been a year since the Brexit referendum when I also did a reportage of UK expats opinions who live in Catalonia and couldn’t vote, ( because they have lived away for more than 15 years) regarding their future status as European citizens. Once more they couldn’t vote in the UK election which will take place on Thursday 8, so, once again, I asked the same people what they thought.

1. How have your feelings towards Brexit evolved since a year ago?

Am increasingly anxious and angry. It is a woeful, stupid act of self-harm.

2. What are your predictions for the future of the U.K.?

​So much hangs in the balance with this election, not least the health of a nation, a society. The shambolic, arrogant Tories must go, and if they don’t I will be deeply depressed.​

3. How do you feel that you cannot vote in the election because you have lived away from the U.K. for more than 15 years?

​Impotent, frustrated and appalled. It is such a critical moment.
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Martin Kirby writer and farmer on his farm in Marçà 06 2017 ©RK

Expats in Catalonia Pre-Uk-election Opinions #05 – Brian Cutts

It has been a year since the Brexit referendum when I also did a reportage of UK expats opinions who live in Catalonia and couldn’t vote, ( because they have lived away for more than 15 years) regarding their future status as European citizens. Once more they couldn’t vote in the UK election which will take place on Thursday 8, so, once again, I asked the same people what they thought.

1. How have your feelings towards Brexit evolved since a year ago?

I am more convinced than ever that it was a mistake, a decision based on years of political and mediatic manipulations and half-truths. Hopefully, another referendum will be held regarding the so-called ‘deal’ UK politicians are negotiating.

2. What are your predictions for the future of the U.K.?

Unless politicians look at the bigger picture rather than their own 5-year needs to be elected, the cycle of racism and cheap populism is here to stay.

3. How do you feel that you cannot vote in the election because you have lived away from the U.K. for more than 15 years?

It doesn’t worry me. If I don’t live there, and have no intention of going back, I don’t really see why I should vote there. It’s much more annoying that I can’t vote in Spanish or Catalan elections, which do have a direct effect on my life.

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Brian Cutts English teacher and activist in Tortosa’s anti-fascist monument movement at the River Ebre, Tortosa 06 2017 ©RK