Gold 2019 Editorial / Conflict

Chaos In Barcelona

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Conflict
  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen
  • Photo Date
    2019

Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia’s independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday, 18th October. Chaotic scenes of violence erupted after more than a half million protesters, including families with children, marched in the Catalan capital. Many were clad in pro-independence ‘estelada’ flags and shouted “Independence!” and “Freedom for political prisoners!”Around 400 people have been injured according to regional and central authorities, and 128 arrested.

Jordi Cohen is a documentary photographer based in Barcelona. Born in Manresa, Spain. With a Medical background, he has worked for twenty years in the health sector in Spain, Latin America and Africa. Make fundamentally social reports. His work attempts to convey emotions linked to cultural aspects of different countries and civilizations. NGO Contributor AIDNOH (Haiti), Agua de Coco (Madagascar) and Cafebabel (Digital European magazine).Has exhibited his work in Europe and America, to highlight San Diego Art Institute, CEH “Manege” St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Galle