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Summer Fallas 2021 Ninot Exhibition

Fallas in the summer is something that’s never happened before (as far as we know), and to get into the spirit, we went to the 2021 Ninot Exhibit, held at the Marina.

Fallas Artist Vicente Domínguez

We decided to get in touch with Fallas artist Vicente Domínguez, in advance, and ask if we could stop by his workshop.

An Era of Construction in Valencia 2021

Hot on the heels of the pedestrianization of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the city has fast-tracked redesigns of two of the city’s most iconic areas: the Plaza de la Reina, and the area around the Mercado Central.

Edel Rodríguez, Agente Naranja: The Trump Art Exhibition

Agente Naranja (Agent Orange) is the title of an art exhibition being shown at the Centro Cultural Carmen, by Edel Rodríguez. With bright colors, simple shapes, and merciless point-of-view, the Cuban-American artist reflects on the Trump presidency. The exhibition is brutal … though, one could argue, perhaps not as brutal as four years of Trump.

Valencia: Enduring the Pandemic With Photography

Ten years ago, Mike and I started traveling the world with this project called “For 91 Days”. Since then, we haven’t stayed in one place for more than four months… until 2020. Like everyone else in the world, we were suddenly stuck at home. It’s been a difficult adjustment for two guys accustomed to a mobile lifestyle.

Valencia Ghost Town, After the Covid-19 Lockdown

Going through my photo archives from last year, I have to admit that I went maybe a bit over the top documenting Valencia immediately after the strict Covid-19 lockdown measures were lifted.

Playmobil Street Sign Scenes in Valencia

One of the things we like most about Valencia, is how active the street art scene is. Even during these days of pandemic, Valencia’s artists are finding the time to get out there, and express their creativity.

Christmas Impression: Valencia 2020 and Largest Nativity Scene

When the pandemic started early this year, I don’t think anyone expected it to last until Christmas. But unless Santa is squeezing down our chimneys with a bag full of syringes, we’re going to have to deal with this strange new world for a while longer.

A City Deserted: Valencia After the Lockdown

In normal times, Valencia is a lively city. There’s almost always some festival or event going on, and the streets are generally packed with people, taking a walk, occupying cafes, playing with their children in the plazas, or just window-shopping.

The New Normal After Valencia’s Lockdown

I took a bunch of photographs immediately after Valencia, Spain, went into lockdown … but I couldn’t bring myself to publish them right away. To be honest, I could hardly look at them; this has been such a difficult and strange time, and I knew the emotional impact would be strong.