Days that Will Last for Years
Traducció de Bethan Cunningham i Julie Wark
The events of 1st October 2017 will be forever etched into the collective memory of several generations of Catalans. The astuteness of all those citizens who guarded ballot boxes and papers, the first wave of arrests of public officials, society’s all-out mobilisation, the police violence, the peaceful resistance and the political and judicial action triggered by all of this will accompany some and haunt others for the rest of their lives.
The autumn of 2017 left us with many iconic images. Days that Will Last for Years brings together a series of photographs that Jordi Borràs, one of Catalonia’s most dynamic photojournalists, has saved for posterity, as well as a selection of images by Sergi Alcázar, Oriol Clavera, Ramón Costa, Sira Esclasans, Ramon Ferrandis, Albert Garcia, Santi Iglesias, Miriam Lázaro, Carles Palacio and Carles Ribas. Accompanying the pictures are texts by renowned, talented writers who, like many, lived those days with a strange mixture of joy, horror and, above all, dignity.