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Cristian Robles Ramos (1973, Avilés, Asturias)

     I was born fifty years ago in Asturias, where I remained until I was twenty. During that time I was living in numerous locations in my native land. My family had to constantly adapt to new locations because of my father's work.

     I worked from 1993 to 2010 in the Civil Guard, being assigned to different positions (most notably between 1995 and 1999 in Guipúzcoa), with different tasks, knowing and participating in numerous cases of social, territorial, of the tension between people and suffering part of the social repression that existed then due to the problem of terrorism. In 2010 I retired due to illness, currently being permanently disabled and disabled with reduced mobility, something that conditions my way of photographing, although to a lesser extent than I thought it could.

​     For twelve years I have been the rural photographer of a town in Maestrazgo, a place where I have lived for twenty-four years. The people around me still saw me as an outsider, but I portrayed their lives and customs in their own land.

     The projects I have carried out are usually aimed at the social action of people, the environment, identity, the land, the rural world and everything that has to do with a contribution to visual language and ways of looking. The adaptation processes that I have experienced have allowed me to link different cultural and territorial identities.


​     I have a degree in Audiovisual Communication, a university master's degree in Development Cooperation and I play the bassoon in the town's Municipal Band.

     On this website you will find my work in the field of social-rural photography expanded to the university institution and other areas of my interest. It is a place for images of someone who lives in a land that they feel is theirs, but who, at the same time, is treated as someone who has come from another place.

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