Javier Diaz Martos (Spain, 1981)
Freelance photojournalist based in Galicia. He began his career in photography when, at the age of 17, his uncle and photographer John Kenneth Iversjö gave him all his analog equipment. From then he began to develop his skills using a Canon A-1 camera. Although his university education focused on advertising, he expanded his photojournalism studies at the Institute of Photographic Studies of Catalonia. Since graduation he has focused his time on social, humanitarian and anthropological issues. His photography has been recognized at festivals such as the PHE and DOCfield. He also has been published in national and international media. His approach to photography involves soaking up every story so that he can represent it from within. He is a member of (the) Collective OM.
This year's International Triathlon Union Duathlon World Championship saw history made the weekend of June 4-5. Not in terms of speed, not because of a comeback. History was made in Aviles, Spain, because for the first time since the International Olympic Committee adopted new rules addressing the eligibility of transgender athletes, an out trans athlete competed in an IOC-regulated world championship event. Chris Mosier blazed this trail after years of work and competition, after earning a place on Team USA in 2015. Christina Kahrl.
As every year, the day of Saint Martin is marked in the Galician calendar as the day that thousands of pigs are slaughtered. The meat resulting from these killings provide for the families throughout the year, but San Martino is a festive and traditional event. A whole weekend that, under the mantle of the first frosts of November, this year has enjoyed special participation this year because of the crisis.
Despite the secular tradition, habits evolve and a recent change in the way of sacrifice allows the pork no longer suffer. Before it was a knife driven into his throat so ended the life of the animal; now a compressed air gun kills the animal shot in the head and later cut his neck and proceed to bleeding.
Seven years of crisis, seven years of cuts, seven years of recession. At this time, the Spanish society has been pushed to the streets to fight for their rights, to protest against corruption in government and against the recessive economic policy imposed by the government of the Partido Popular. Revolutionary Road is a journey through the years of social and political revolution.