Cross-Posted from the New York Times Lens Blog. [By Evelyn Nieves] Juan Manuel Castro Prieto is a journalist, based in Spain, who has spent the last 42 years documenting the rural area in Spain where his family has lived for generations. His idea was to preserve a lifestyle, and, most importantly, his memories of the people themselves. Over time, working with large format cameras all the way to digital images, his sensibility remains the same, and his sparse use of color and design is represented in a book, “Cespedosa”.
A Spanish Photographer’s 42-Year-Long Mission to Save His Village’s Memories. Old ways of life are disappearing from Cespedosa de Tormes in western Spain, but Juan Manuel Castro Prieto wants to preserve the threads that join him to his ancestral village