2020 / Portfolio / Personal

¿bullfighting; A Cultural Tradition?

  • Photographer
    Jose Ney Mila Espinosa
  • Agency / Studio

Bullfighting, like the fight between gladiators in ancient Rome, also has its origins before Christ. However, being so similar to the Roman arena in terms of the confrontation to death between a man and an animal, it persists to this day under the title "Cultural Tradition." Currently it is still practiced in eight countries: Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Will we continue in the 21st century with cruelty to these animals as a public, popular and traditional celebration, even for minor spectators?

His images have been presented in more than 100 collective and individual exhibitions around the world. In spaces like The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa; Southeast Museum of Photography Daytona; Museo Latino, Omaha, Nebraska; Richmond Hall/The Menil Collections, Houston; Museo de Arte de Downey, Los Angeles, California; Museo de Bellas Artes de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana; Fototeca del INAH, Pachuca, México; Museo Tambo Quirquincho, La Paz. Bolivia; Museo de Huelva. España; Museo del Humor, San Antonio de los Baños y Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana...