The Iberians
Lens Magazine|July 2021
The Iberian Peninsula is a geographical concept formed by Spain and Portugal, two geographically united countries but separately by an invisible border.
CANDY LOPESINO

Manuelina's window and cobbled street. Manuelino's architectural style is a Portuguese variation of the Late Gothic style that arises during the reign of D. Manuel I. It is found throughout Portugal and Spain in the Iberian Peninsula in border towns of Andalusia and Extremadura.

'THE IBERIANS', the essay focused on my travels in these territories throughout the first two decades of the 21st century. Visually narrating the things that happen while wandering around Iberia, how to write in a sketchbook. Knowing a specific territory gives depth and meaning to my project; that is why my work is a continuous journey through Spain and Portugal. These are places where I explore the concepts of territory, borders, light, memory, and identity through observing the other.

As Fernando Pessoa wrote: … Portugal and Spain, it would be said that the two countries have finally realized that a border if it separates, also unites and that if two neighboring nations are two because they are two, they can morally be almost one because they are neighbors.

In The Iberians, I rediscover the familiar places, their people, their culture, their realities circumscribed to geography; in short, I explore the human condition of my origin.

CANDY LOPESINO

Candy Lopesino is a Spanish photographer and cinematographer born in Madrid.

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