I knew about Jordi Borràs by accident while during 2018’s spring a friend of mine took me to Can Battlò, a huge self-managed cultural platform in Barcelona, where Jordi was presenting his recently released book “Dies que duraran anys” (Days that will long years). In his speech, he spoke about how the catalan political situation had developed during the last few years and explained in first person how he lived it, not only from behind his camera but also from a quite personal point of view.
At this stage I did know nothing about who Jordi Borràs was; that day I did not have the chance to have a look to his book and moreover the speech was in Catalan (that I could understand but always it makes things just a little bit more difficult), so I decided to follow him on Instagram and keep an eye on this talented local photographer (or photojournalist as he defines himself).
Time passed by, and now and then pictures from Jordi where coming up in my instagram’s feed. At this point I must be 100% honest, and I have to say that Jordi’s photography does not out-stand because of being extremely original in compositions, having pin sharp corners or from having high impacting color or contrasts (Please note I said extremely). Jordi’s pictures are so valuable because of the story they tell, the situations in which they were taken or the implications that the scenes or photographed people may have in Catalonia’s political history and development.