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The printing press

Magazine

01 February 2021
This month's topic: Images of the pandemicResident Editor: Joaquín Jesús Sánchez

The printing press

We live surrounded by images, sunk in a thick pixel soup we ingest beyond satiety. The way we can tackle them from the comfy chair of aesthetic theory might allow us, perhaps, to study their make-up and all that sort of costly trifles. We could also have a go at clever frills such as comparing The Raft of the Medusa ​with a shipwreck of immigrants in the Mediterranean. However, I believe I can be of more use talking as an insider: from where photographs are produced and chosen, since I am a press photographer as well as a painter.

Any incident, be it glorious, epic, tragic or de