Duelos y Quebrantos
2013 - 2018

Duelos y Quebrantos - loosely translated as Grief and Sorrow - is the name of a traditional dish of Castilla la mancha - a central Spanish region-. Contains, bacon, chorizo, black pudding and eggs. Historically, it was offered to those recently converted to Christianity. This meal symbolized the break with their ancient religion. Miguel de Cervantes refers to this dish at the beginning of the book Don Quijote de La Mancha.

A dry, immeasurably flat land. Inhabited by an aging society, a society conditioned and determined by the persistence of values and traditions that transcend the passage of time, surviving in the dualities and contradictions of everyday life.

Taking into account the complexity that prevails in human relations, and the many factors that converge to generate a vision of the social and moral universe of this Spanish region, I seek to inquire into those values and traditions that reflect both the vices and the virtues that characterize the monotonous reality of the people of this territory.

Between 2013 and 2018, I walked the 2500km that comprises the Quixote’s route, covering the five provinces of the region, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Guadalajara and Toledo. In my attempt to create a parallel between that society described by Cervantes and the contemporary one, and thus being able to see and assimilate these places, I positioned myself as Don Quixote. The result is an interpretation of a land often misunderstood and ignored, a personal journey that delves into the lives of the inhabitants of Castilla La Mancha.


Published by Ediciones Anómalas

23 x 19 cm. 84 pages.

Clothbound hardcover

Price: €35



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Shortlisted for the author book prize at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2018.