Bonavista - David Mocha
Publisher: Ediciones anomalas
23 x 16,5cm. 80 pages.
Clothbound hardcover with jacket
The Bonavista quarter is a complex and heterogeneous territory whose origin lies in rural emigration from Andalusia and Extremadura. Located on the outskirts of Tarragona, where the city converges with the countryside, the infrastructures and the petrochemical industry, it shares the complex chaotic look of similar spaces in other cities, places that globalization has turned stereotypical and homogeneous. However, in this wasteland void of articulation, people have managed to craft a new territorial identity where their own experience has given shape to the appearance of the territory, creating new symbols that tell of their culture and stories of both the past and the present.
A graduate in art and design and specializing in artistic photography, David Mocha moved to Madrid in 2012 upon being awarded a Grant by the LENS School of Visual Arts to pursue a Master’s degree in Fine Art Photography and professional projects. At present he collaborates as a teacher in some of that institution’s projects.