Ever wonder what the people along the pilgrimage think? What are their stories? The UN walks past their door every day.
Two friends.. both photography students at the University of Memphis. One is a landscape and documentary photographer (Tommy) and the other is a fine art photographer (Kia Lola).
I (Tommy) am a newly minted Catholic.. Kia is currently not affiliated. We both are entranced by the idea of this historic route, called the Way of St. James in the Basque country. Once used to punish criminals or a way for simple folk to find favour with God, the Camino is now an international pilgrimage made by thousands of people, of all faiths, each year.
While there are guidebooks and tourist photos from this ancient road, we cannot find any photographic monographs or books from the trail. We also find books where the pilgrims are writing their thoughts.. but what about the people along the trail? The people in the villas and farms along side?
So, we want to correct this!
We will be photographing and collecting stories from both other pilgrims and those who live along the route. This will be compiled into a book to be published, and of course, those who help us with this mission will get first dibs! You will also get a signed book.
We believe this project will produce a visually interesting and stimulating product.
We also have a volunteer translator who is fluent in Castilian Spanish who will translate the stories of those who do not speak English or French, We just have to get there.. collect the stories, portraits, and landscapes.
Help us out!!!
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