This exhibition by Matarona photographer Kris Ubach is the result of more than 15 years traveling around the world.
As its author says, “the protagonists of these portraits were found – by luck, by chance and without looking for it – in their habitats. Nothing is prepared. Nothing is fictitious.” These are just people who stopped their work to, for a few minutes, chat with the photographer and look at the camera.
Integral text of the exhibition “Habitats”.
Palau Oliver de Boteller
Carrer de Jaume Ferran, 4
From September 2nd to 30th.
The exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of the Territorial Services of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya in Terres de l’Ebre.
Carrer de la Mercè, 6
From September 2nd to October 1st
The exhibition will be open to the public during opening hours of the Library
TRAVEL AND ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
The initiative to carry out this project arose from the situation experienced during the pandemic. We were at a frantic pace at the time, traveling without paying too much attention to the consequences.
In the hardest phase of confinement, it became clear the respite we were giving the planet by stopping our activity and, to a large extent, our travels. The media echoed news about the decline in pollution levels, even reporting on animals reclaiming territory near urbanized areas.
From the schools participating in the project, students have been proposed a series of conditions for traveling by calculating independently the management of time, the budget and the different options for accommodation, activities and mobility. The students analyzed the impact that these travel options left in the form of an ecological footprint, mainly that of carbon. So the students were able to see and compare if there were alternative options to their choice.
Schools participating in the project:
- Miquel Granell School (Amposta, Montsià)
- Puig Cavaller School (Gandesa, Terra Alta)
- Enric Grau i Fontseré School (Flix, Ribera d’Ebre)
- Raval de Cristo School (Roquetes, Baix Ebre)
Project coordinator: José Carlos Altava