TOKYO-2017 Events / Other_EVN

Fire Games

  • Prize
    Silver in Events/Other
  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen

The photograph was taken in the Fire Celebrations of the Barcelona Mercè, saint patron of the city. Thousands of hell fires are in the city streets for several hours. It seemed unusual, big fakir torches lit with fire, given the hazards involved. I just had to follow the boy and take the picture.

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.