TIFA 2022 Portfolio / Personal

Bullfighting: Art, Religion and Death

  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio/Personal, 1st Place winner in Portfolio
  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen
  • Agency / Studio
    Jordi Cohen Photography
  • Photo Date

Bullfighting: art, religion and death. This series aims to explore the relationships between bullfighting, art, religion and death. In Spain, although there are opposing opinions, this practice is considered by many as an art, part of the cultural heritage. In addition, there is a strong link with religion, since most bullfighters are deeply religious. And lastly, death in the bullring, like that inescapable end at the end of a bullfigh.

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.