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Markel Redondo February 17, 2011

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Spain.
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Unemployed. Andalusia, Spain 2009

Markel Redondo (b. 1978, Spain) is a freelance photographer based in Bilbao, Spain. He studied photography in the United Kingdom and China where he started working as a freelance photographer for various international news agencies, newspapers and magazines. In 2008 he returned to Bilbao, where he works on commissions and personal projects. His clients include: Time, Le Monde, The Times, Le Figaro Magazine, New York Times, Monocle, Greenpeace, Wall Street Journal, Internazionale, UNESCO and The British Council. He was a finalist at Photo España 2007 “Descubrimientos”, Eddie Adams Workshop in 2007, Angkor Photography Festival 2007, Finalist “City of Gijon” International Photojournalism Award 2009 & 2010, and Photo Ireland Festival 2010.

About the Photograph:

“Eliseo, Carlos and German Barrera, are all from the same family and are currently unemployed. In Espera, Andalusia, approximately eighty percent of its inhabitants are currently unemployed due to the financial crisis. The town’s economy moved from farming to construction at the beginning of the decade and now almost all the construction companies have closed their doors, as there are no property buyers. The situation is critical. With some families having serious problems bringing food to the table.”

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