Interview with photographer Alberto Garcia-Alix

[from Whitewall]

WW: Your photos of the ‘70s and ‘80s often remind me of photos of young people in the US in the ‘60s. I think it’s not just because of the clothes or the fact that the photos are in black and white, but because of the spirit of rebellion and discovery that you captured. But maybe that’s a very gringo attitude. Can you explain the feeling for young people at that moment after the end of Franco’s regime? For artists, was there a sense of being part of a movement?

AG: I started taking photos with the death of the dictator. For young people and for the whole country it opened a new world of hope and restlessness.

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