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Antonio Guerra's Photos Depict Life in an Off-Grid Spanish Eco-Village

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Published: • References: antonioguerra.eu and featureshoot
'Es Tu Sueno?' ('Is It Your Dream?') is a photo series by Spanish photographer Antonio Guerra, which captures the off-the-grid lifestyle of inhabitants of Matavenero, an eco-village situated high up in the mountains of Leon in Spain. The inhabitants of Matavenero live without electricity, water and other modern amenities.

The photos utilize the portrait format to capture the people of Matavenero in their unique habitat. They are seen to be simple, unkempt by urban standards and making maximal use of their natural resources.

Antonio Guerra's photos are not intended to portray the villagers as strange or quaint; rather they aim to examine the unique relationship between the villagers and their environment. The photo series is profound in that it conveys how life is always full of routines, struggles and growth, regardless of one's environment or lifestyle choices.