TOKYO-2016 Events / Sport

60 travesias

  • Prize
    Bronze in Events/Sport
  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen

60 Travessia is an ongoing project that is part of the collection Mercè Stories. It is a project initiated three years ago when I met Antonio Figueredo in Port in the Barcelona’s Port Course in the Fiestas de la Mercé (patron of the city of Barcelona). Since then, I share every year the Port Travessia Sundays during the festival of La Mercè’s. Antonio Figueredo (86 years old), has 61 years doing this test. It all started back in 1948 and since then, almost every year attended. Only a few absences (less than 5 seems to remember) the result of work commitments of the past. This brave swimmer who holds multiple records and championships in Spain senior categories, go every year to its annual meeting with the Mercedes with the intention to withdraw. So far not succeeded. Hopefully a long time to do …!

Jordi Cohen is a free-lance documentary photographer based in Barcelona. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, Mirror, Sunday Telegraph, CNN Blog, Leica Magazine, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Photo France, XL Semanal and Piel de Foto among others.Has exhibited in Europe and America, to highlight San Diego Art Institute, CEH “Manege” St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Gallería Hector Garcia of Mexico City, International Festival of Social Photography in Sarcelles (France) and Couvent des Minimes of Perpignan.