TOKYO-2019 Editorial / General News

The Battle of Urquinaona

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Alfons Cabrera
  • Technical Info
    Sony A7iii, 28-70 3.5-5.6
  • Photo Date
    18th October 2019

A general strike in Catalonia, on 19th October 2019, ended up with clashes between pro independence pretestors and Spanish police in Urquinaona Square (Barcelona). It was the fifth day in a row of massive protests after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced the imprisonment of six members of the Catalan government, the speaker of Catalan Parliament and two prominent social acivists.

Born and raised in Catalonia, after graduating in Medicine, I got my life straightened out: I studied Photography, and Communication of Armed Conflicts. Since 2015, I have worked in Catalonia, Kosovo, N Ireland, Morocco and France. I have published in La República, L'Unilateral and Hemisfèria (Catalonia), Brecha (Uruguay) News Letter (UK), Tempi (France) and Columbra (Colombia), and I have shown my work in Razzmatazz Club flyers, in a solo exhibition at OnLand Barcelona, and in several collective exhibitions in Barcelona, Athens, Crete, Budapest, Berlin and Trieste.