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Portraits of Mogarraz

While walking through the narrow streets of Mogarraz, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in a ghost town. Not your traditional, deserted Old West type, but one where you are literally watched by faces of the past.

Images of the village’s residents hang above the narrow streets. The portraits are based on a series of 388 photographs from local photographer Alejandro Martín. He took the pictures in 1967 to help provide his neighbors with national identity cards. At the time, the region was in the midst of an economic downturn, causing many residents to emigrate in search of jobs, which required them to have proper identification.

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