Enric Mestres

HUMANS OF BARCELONA (2010 – 2018)

Humans of Barcelona is a portrait of Barcelona through portraits of the real Barcelona people who make this city one of the most interesting in the world. I say real because here you won’t find the impossible beauties of magazines and adverts, or a procession of celebrities or the famous… Here you’ll find people in the street, the people who live Barcelona.

I’ve tried to capture the essence and pulse of the city, plunging into everyday life and the most important public events; I did this because I think the best way to describe a city is through its human landscape.

Humans of Barcelona isn’t a collective work; that isn’t my intention and I doubt that it would be possible. While I’ve made an effort to capture the widest possible range of personalities, the selection was highly subjective and at the same time somewhat random, as it also depended on the agreement of the person portrayed.