Cádiz + Jerez Weekender 2022 Gallery
We had a lot of blast exploring the backstreets, beaches and squares of the super sunny Spanish city of Cádiz as well as diving into the very awesome, colourful and eye-inspiring 'Feria del Caballo' (horse fair), a short train ride away in Jerez de la Frontera. Yep, all of that in one weekend!
Take a look at the photos taken by the participants (in reverse alphabetical order!) that came out of the Weekender, which took place on 13-15 May 2022. Then please head on over to Instagram and check out the individual photographers' other work, and show them some love.
Well done to everyone for their super photos, and huge congratulations to Chloe Sastry for winning "Best of Cádiz + Jerez". (I honestly couldn't decide and had to recruit a 'guest judge', Julia Coddington, to help me!)
Chloe @groundedstreet 🏆
I asked Chloe what she loves about street photography, what inspires and drives her, and how it makes her feel. This is what she's said:
"I started learning about street photography by immersing myself in workshops and books in the last three years. I have always enjoyed observing and capturing the authentic side of people and their environment - street photography is for me the ultimate practice in quiet mindfulness. It also allows me to connect with like-minded street photographers, keep active and constantly learn about the place I’m peacefully wandering in. Creating a picture I am proud of is just a bonus - even if I don’t come away with any good shots that day I will always have had a good time ‘treasure hunting’. At the moment I’m trying to use all that I have absorbed so far to work out what my own style is and what I am trying to say with my photos. I’ve got many small projects on the go in my hometown of London which keep me focused, motivated and constantly exploring." — Chloe Sastry
Thanks so much to Team Cádiz + Jerez for joining me, and for supporting Department of Street Photography! 10 trees have been planted in Uganda to make the Weekender carbon neutral via One Tree Planted.
Uganda has a rapidly growing population, which is putting a great deal of stress on the country's forests by increasing demand for firewood, pushing agricultural expansion, and expanding land settlement. As a result, Uganda now has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. In Northern Uganda, much of the forest has been cleared for charcoal production, degrading wildlife habitat and presenting a hardship for local farmers.
And if you'd like to see some of the work I've been doing at various Ferias the you can head to my portfolio to take a peek, and stay tuned as I am working on a Zine! — Polly
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