The hall of Portal del Pardo (c/ Mayor, 20, El Vendrell, Barcelona) hosts, since last December 10, the exhibition ‘Del Vendrell al món’ of the photographer and journalist Rafa Pérez. The exhibition can be visited until February 19, 2022.

In the words of the author himself: “Travelling has to do with a deep desire to understand. To travel is to look for something, in my case the effect that light has on things and from here to interpret it, to believe that for an instant you can play with time. I have not travelled alone, literature and art, essentially painting, have always accompanied me. They are elements that have conditioned my gaze and, therefore, my way of photographing. My travels have always had a point of departure and return: El Vendrell and the Mediterranean lifestyle, with long after-dinner meals with friends, cheese and good wine. From this little corner of the Penedès, I have been broadening my horizon in two directions. First, towards those places that are common to me, places trodden by our ancestors, to find similarities and recognize myself in other places. On the other hand, I have also gone in search of the singular fact, that which differentiates us and which makes human beings so extraordinary. To look is not to see, it is to think. These photographs are a small sample of my view of the world, of my philias and my phobias. In short, my way of being in the world”.

Almost all the photographs in the exhibition (28 out of 30) were taken with cameras (X-T1, X-T2 and X-T3) and lenses from Fujifilm’s X series (Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 and the XF50-140 F2.8, among others). The copying on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Maxima paper has been excellent, with very good reproduction of warm tones and very deep blacks.

About the author
Rafa Pérez, Avilés (Asturias, Spain), 1973. Photographer and journalist specialized in travel reports. His work has been published in the main media of the sector, such as Viajes National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, travel supplements of El Mundo and El País, Altaïr, Geo, Viajar or Descobrir Catalunya, among others. He is the author of the book Costa Blanca (Triangle Postals) and co-author of several books on Catalonia, Barcelona and Valencia for the publishing houses Angle and Triangle Postals. He has won several awards, such as the Mañé i Flaquer (categories Travel Journalism and Camp de Tarragona), the Pica d’Estats de Turisme de Lleida, Terres Festival award (Sustainable Tourism video category), Flanders Travel Photography and Journalism Competition (four times), Argentina Tourism Award, Czech Republic Tourism Award. He has directed multimedia content creation and social media campaigns for Germany Tourism, Costa Rica Tourism, Flanders Tourism, Costa Brava Tourism and Costa Daurada/Terres de l’Ebre Tourism, among other destinations. Creator and editor of the travel reports website Kamaleon.

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