Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail
Janire Nàjera

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail, Janire Nàjera

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail, Janire NàjeraMoving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail
Janire Nàjera
Editorial RM
English and Spanish

Texts by Janire Najera, Orlando Romero, David Royal and Alexander V King.

 

Hardcover
First Edition
157 pages
240 × 180 mm
2015
ISBN 9788416282197

 

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail started in March 2014 with a road trip across the Southwest of the Spanish photojournalist Janire Nájera.She and her assistant Matt Wright followed the footsteps of trader Antonio Armijo, who opened the route of the Old Spanish Trail between the states of New Mexico and California in the 19th century.During her trip, Janire met and interviewed Spanish descendants to analyze how the traditions of the first settlers have merged with local cultures influencing the creation and identity of today’s pueblos and cities, revealing some traces of Spanish intangible heritage that remains across these states. Nájera captured her experience along the route in a daily log, a book and a photography exhibition that travelled across the U.S.
(source: https://photomonitor.co.uk/book/movingfwdnajera/)

About the Artist
Nàjera is a documentary photographer and multimedia artist based in Cardiff, UK. Through her work she re-thinks and develops imagery that questions the histories and environments we belong to. Her documentary practice is concerned with highlighting communities that have been displaced through changing social and economic climates.
janirenajera.com

About the Publisher
Editorial RM is one of the most prestigious publishers of art books in Latin America, focusing primarily on photography and contemporary art. It also maintains a select catalogue of Latin American literary classics. It is based in Barcelona and Mexico City.
editorialrm.com

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