Heroes, "The man who sold the world"
Chapter one, The man who sold the World.
(Work in progress)
PROJECT FINALIST OF THE EMERGENT PHOTOGRAPHER FUND / FUJIFILM YOUTH TALENT AWARD OF BURN MAGAZINE ! http://www.burnmagazine.org
"Heroes" is a personal body of work about my family and how my uncle’s heroin addiction and his death from overdose affected and changed our lives.
What I am presenting now is the first step of a long term project, starting on chapter 1: "The man who sold the world".
I took these photos during the first year of his absence, when I started to think about explaining our story and also trying to search for some answers.
Heroine brought and took off Santi's life. Little part of his days, when there was music and drugs, he was like a Hero, living between sparkling little moments of happiness and madness.
And that ripped my home apart.
Afterwards and during the process of this project, I felt the need to explore other families affected by heroin in similar and different ways from mine, in order to understand and maybe bring a little light or visibility to this sometimes hidden part of our reality.
This second part or chapter of my work, "Half a world Away", is pretended to take place the following year in Paris, Tokyo and Kabul - three different cities which represent Europe, Asia and particularly Afghanistan, the country with 90% of heroin production in the world by other the families, those who need to plant the opium poppy as their only way of economic subsistence.