This story explores the lifestyle of a community which lives in an isolated enclave in Galiza (north-west Spain). In the '40s a dam was build in the Navia river (north-west Spain) making its flow rise till many villages remained buried under water and the whole area became depopulated. Gradually, people started to occupy the villages and live in the abandoned houses like squatters. The use of drugs became rampant, this, coupled with isolation of the area, lack of electricity and harsh weather conditions, began to favor the decline of this utopic community.
I’m a documentary photographer based in Florence, Italy. Born 28th October 1982 in Verin, Spain, I studied Photography at Polytechnic University in Barcelona. Actually, I’m studying Sociology at UNED University, and I’m a self-taught student of the Russian language. During the last 8 years I’ve worked as photographer in a photo-news agency in Italy. Actually I’m focusing on long term projects. My work has been published by Der Spiegel, Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, The British Journal of Photography, L’Espresso, D la Repubblica, Paris Match, Sette, L’Internazionale or Sportsweek, among others