Christian LagataUp around the bend

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In 1953 The United States and Spain signed an agreement of mutual defense and economic aid and they decided to build an Aero-naval Base in the municipality of Rota in Cádiz. Of the 8.000 acres that constitute the town, about 2.400 belong to the Base, and so the constant presence of a fence is drawn into the landscape of this small community: although it constitutes a physical barrier between the communities, it also lets the culture and traditions of the north Americans seep through its gaps. 
In the 70s Christian’s family moved to Rota and he was raised between these cultural and social influences. 
In 2011 the author begins to observe and to look around in an effort to try to make sense out of his life and his roots. 
He decides to portray the people that are a part of his reality, the places that are a part of his memories and those signals that slowly help him solve the numerous questions he has on identity and memory: this is what gives life to his project.

Christian LagataUp around the bend

Photographs: Christian Lagata

Concept and Edition: Christian Lagata & Walter Costa 
Book design: Tres Tipos Gráficos
Prepress: Víctor Garrido
Coordination: Gonzalo Golpe 


Fuego Books

84 pages
16,5 x 22 cm
Thread-sewn with dust cover 
Offset Print

1000 copies
First Edition

ISBN 978-84-943983-0-8

Christian LagataUp around the bend