Jon Cazenave's Deeply Personal Exploration of the Basque Landscape
For over ten years, Basque photographer Jon Cazenave has undertaken a long-term project questioning his identity, entitled Galerna (storm in Basque). Devoting himself to his close surroundings: the sea, the mountains, the woodlands, and its prehistorical caves, Jon Cazenave renders the experience of his native land with all its geological diversity and spirituality.
The photographs, mostly in black and white, with deep contrasts, immerse the viewer in a multisensorial experience filled with symbolism. Published last year by EXB, a book encapsulating the project acts as an initiatory journey where the power of nature acquires a universal dimension, questioning the concepts of transmission and cultural legacy.