Tierra de sueños by Cristina García Rodero at CaixaForum Madrid

Tierra de sueños by Cristina García Rodero at CaixaForum Madrid
[MAD] Spain
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Tierra de sueños. Photograph © Cristina García Rodero. Courtesy of Fundación la Caixa Madrid
The "la Caixa" Obra Social presents at CaixaForum Madrid an exhibition of 80 photographs organized with the collaboration of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, which reflects the daily life of the inhabitants of Anantapur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Tierra de sueños / Land of dreams shows us without complex the uniqueness and asymmetry of the rural world of India. It is the most unknown access key to India, a social map where shadows come to life. A scenario where the past is confused with the present, the natural with the supernatural and the fantastic.

For a month and a half, Cristina García Rodero, the first Spanish to be part of the Magnum agency, visited hospitals, shelters for women victims of abuse, workshops, schools and houses, obtaining portraits that give voice to those often Forgotten: boys and girls, people with disabilities and, in particular, women. Mothers, peasants, seamstresses, brides of different confessions, teachers, nurses and students play a prominent role in this project, which represent one of the main drivers of the transformation of Anantapur communities.

Through the photographs made by photographer Cristina García Rodero, the exhibition aims to give voice to the women of rural communities of Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) and highlight their power to transform the communities where they live.

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From February 15th, to May 28th, 2017
Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid. Spain

García Rodero

Cristina  García Rodero. Born in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) in 1949, she graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. First Spaniard to enter the prestigious Magnum photojournalistic agency, among his works highlights occult Spain, part of the "la Caixa" Obra Social collection. She has received numerous awards, including the World Press Photo 1993, National Photogra...read more