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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, January 7 2019 1:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Photographer and journalist Gustavo Bravo has been photographing the remote town of Cabezas del Villar for five years, fascinated by its authenticity, its people and its disconnection with the current globalized world.

Cabezas del Villar is a photographic essay on the past and the present that immortalizes the eternal dichotomy between human nature itself and its adaptation to the environment it inhabits, as well as the impact it exerts on land, water, sky and animals.

Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'
Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'

Located on a remote county road between the spanish cities of Ávila and Salamanca, Cabezas del Villar is the perfect example of an isolated corner in time and space, where its few inhabitants, increasingly scarce, have lost their train to the future long time ago and they limit themselves to remembering better times while living day by day.

With courage, strength and resignation, those who still work, work in a field increasingly dry, less productive and less profitable, waiting for clouds that never arrive, helps that never prosper and promises that are never fulfilled.

And in spite of everything, the inhabitants of Cabezas still listen to the wind, read the humidity in the stones, connect in body and soul with their animals and look at the sky as the human being has always done.

Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'
Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'

One village, two books

The photo project has culminated in two books

BOOK 1: PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES OF HEADS (outtakes little book)

The first book, 'Portraits and Landscapes of Cabezas', collects the best posed portraits and landscape photographs recorded in these five years, during long walks and photo shoots in all corners, places and festivities of the town.

This little book is a tribute to all the people of the town, for their integrity, their courage and their honest way of living the life that has touched them.

'Portraits and Landscapes of Cabezas' includes also some outtakes from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'.

'Portraits and Landscapes of Cabezas'

200mm x 160mm

100 pages 

Softcover

Price of the book: 15€

Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'
Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'

MAIN BOOK: 'CABEZAS DEL VILLAR'

The second but main book, 'Cabezas del Villar', is an author's photo essay in which Gustavo Bravo concentrates in a much more personal and suggestive way the most unforgettable moments of what has been the best experience of his career so far.

Edited by the fine art photographer Alberto Verdú, 'Cabezas del Villar' is the Bravo's 'opera prima'.

The journalist and current director of the photography school of Vitoria-Gasteiz 'FotoGasteiz', condenses in 65 photographs a universal story about the human condition.

'Cabezas del Villar' (main book)

300mm x 240mm

65 photos

Hardcover

Price of the book: 35€

Limited edition, numbered and signed of 300 copies

Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'
Image from the main book 'Cabezas del Villar'

Risks and challenges

The project is designed by a thorough study of costs that, besides eliminating the possible risks, will allow us to print the necessary copies to make this work a reality, pack each book in a case as it will guarantee the optimal state of each copy and send them by mail in a certified manner in order to comply with the commitments acquired with our sponsors.

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