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Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

Agua, ¿dónde vas?

(Water, where do you go?)

Water emerges everywhere. Feelings, moments and lives evaporate in the blink of an eye.
 

Agua, ¿dónde vas? is a personal project about “beginning and end”. The fluidity of entities. Body and mind. It is about Andalusian roots when I actually feel disconnected from them. It is about growth and an evolving vision of human relationships portrating either family members or strangers.

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“Water, Identity and the Atlanctic”

Finalist - Thursday's Child
for Magnum Photos Competition

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“Reaching out”

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

Photography + Art Direction 

"The Pain"

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“Se Vende” [[ For Sale ]]

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“Unknown Lovers & Unknown Chains”

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

House name “Las Marismas” or The Marshes.

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“The Service”

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“Dolores”

Dolores is a traditional Spanish name that means “Pains”. It comes from “La Virgen de Los Dolores” (Our Lady of Sorrows).

Dolores passed away on February 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“Don Francisco, Paco shaving”

 

Don Francisco, was born the year that Franco won the civil war (1937), he greap under the mojo, Franco is like his dad or grandad.

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

Manolita kissing “Jesusito” Nativity figurine / “Jesusito” ( Baby Jesus Figurine)

This picture was taken on the 24th of December of 2018 at 23:45. It was the last Christmas with my mother. The tradition at home is to kiss the baby Jesus at Midnight before putting the nativity together with Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph and the rest of the Figurines.

 

After the fourth month of chemotherapy treatments for liver cancer, my mother was exhausted at Christmas dinner and my nephew and I took her and dad to bed. Then we brought the baby Jesus figurine to bed to continue the tradition. As my mum took it, she kissed it repeatedly and said:

 

“Jesusito, Jesusito.. in the eighteen (year 2018) you have not behaved very well. So I’m going to give you more kisses this time hoping you are good and let me stay during the nineteen (2019)”.

 

Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project
Family Documentary Awards Finalist Competition Agua, donde vas? by Fran Gomez de Villaboa - Fine Art Project

“Out of Breath”
 

Mum is out of breath. Her lungs are flooded due to chemo.

Water flowing out of Roman fishing weirs. Part of Rota’s cultural and coastal treasures, these are large ancient stone structures that allow the water and fish in when the tide is high - and as the tide goes down the water goes as well, leaving the trapped fish behind.

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