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Sep 4, 2012

Press from Almeria …  

The article is also available online on the La Voz website here.

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Jun 4, 2012

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Events
May 6, 2012

May 12: ‘SHORTCUT TO EUROPE:’ EU EMBASSIES’ OPEN HOUSE 2012  

I will have several new large prints on display at the old spanish Ambassador’s residence on 16th Street in Washington DC as part of this May 12 open house. Under the title “Made in Almeria,” I’ll be showing new photographs from my ongoing study of movie sets and locations in Almeria, Spain. Come by 10am – 4pm and enjoy Spanish food, wine and dance, and check out the Andalusian patio inside this rarely opened building.  More details here … Enjoy a taste of Spain at the Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain. Fancy a visit to Europe this spring? […]

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Straight to Hell  

In August 1986, an unlikely crew descended on the Tabernas desert, including Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Elvis Costello, members of the Pogues, Sy Richardson, and Jim Jarmusch. Even Dennis Hopper and Grace Jones jetted in for a day. The resulting film, Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell, was neither a commercial nor critical success, but it has since achieved a form of cult status. A remastered director’s cut was just released last year. But the fact that the film got made at all was the result of an equally improbable set of circumstances. In 1984 The Clash were on the verge […]

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Events
Feb 2, 2012

Constellation Theater’s Blood Wedding  

Constellation Theater‘s Blood Wedding opens this weekend at Source theater on 14th Street! The lobby will include a few of my photographs of the Cortijo del Fraile, the site of the real-life tragedy that inspired Lorca’s play. The image above was taken last November, showing the current state of the old cortijo. Lovers are torn apart as two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Experience passion and violence mixed with song and ceremony. Federico García Lorca illuminates our deepest desires with gorgeous poetic imagery and the haunting appearance of a human […]

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Aldous Huxley’s Almeria  

In mid-October of 1929, Aldous Huxley and his first wife Maria Nys set out on a road trip through Spain in their scarlet two-seated Bugatti. Starting in Barcelona, where Huxley had attended a conference which left him bored and wanting to escape, they went south along the coast through Valencia and Murcia, on to Almeria, then west to Granada, Cadiz, and Seville, before heading north again to Madrid and back to France. The entire trip took abut five weeks. Shortly after returning, Huxley described Spain as “the strangest country in Europe … one of the oddest in the world even.” […]

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The Denver Mine  

The surviving structures of the Denver mining plant hang precariously off the hillside above the town of Rodalquilar, inside the Cabo de Gata natural park. The buildings still bear black painted letters–”Dorm Block B,” “Guard Block D”–from a movie production almost 30 years ago. The foundations of the separation tanks create enormous circles at the bottom of the hill. Across the plain lies the Mediterranean ocean. The mining industry transformed the landscape of Almeria during the nineteenth century as modern technology allowed for large scale exploitation of iron, lead and other resources. Activity slowed during the Spanish Civil War in […]

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La Chanca  

“The perspective of Almeria, viewed from the heights of the Alcazaba, is one of the most beautiful in the world.” Juan Goytisolo, La Chanca Almeria’s Alcazaba, a Moorish castle perched above the city, overlooks the neighborhood of La Chanca. It is a historically impoverished zone made up of small dwellings built into the hillside on the outskirts of the city. The inhabitants painted their homes using whatever ingredients were available, resulting in a multicolored patchwork. Ruins still remain of a nineteenth century lead mining and transport operation that ran down the mountain to the nearby port. La Chanca has long […]

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