Aitor Fernánde y Verónica Taranilla
From 4 November to 2 December.
Alberg Vallparadís (Terrassa).
Tuesday to Saturday from 15 to 18 h.
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“Every Saturday was a danger. But we went out because we couldn’t stay at home. If we had, we’d have died”

Antoni Prades.

A dozen stories and a minimum common denominator: the need to live in freedom and the determination to claim it, despite the difficulties, the violence and the silences that were obligatory.

Antoni Prades, Paulina Blanco, Silvia Reyes and Jordi Petit are some of the twelve visible faces of the exhibition. Through their testimony and portraits, photographs from their personal archives and a careful selection of documents of the age, Aitor Fernández and Verónica Taranilla reconstruct the recent history of the LGTBI movement in Spain.

We were afraid but we had to go out makes us aware of the struggle and the suffering that have been necessary to achieve equality of rights, rights that cannot be taken for granted because, as the authors show, nothing is won completely and much less when we are talking of human rights.

The project had the support of the Asociación DateCuenta, the Fundació Enllaç, Barcelona Provincial Council and Barcelona City Council.

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Aitor Fernández

Aitor Fernández is a documentary photographer.

In his projects he deals with themes like migration, the democratic memory and human rights.

One of his most renowned works is Vencidxs, a transmedia initiative to recover the memory of direct victims of Franco’s dictatorship that has been programmed and awarded in different national and international festivals such as the ALBA Human Rights Festival in New York and the Barcelona Human Rights Festival, where it won the award for Best Documentary.

Aitor Fernandez

His work has been exhibited in Barcelona, Valencia, Ciudad Real, Denia, Nantes, Manchester and Caracas, among others.

Currently he combines his personal projects with teaching at the DateCuenta photography school , of which he is a founding member.


Verónica Taranilla

Verónica Taranilla is a journalist specialising in photojournalism and literary publishing, convinced of the importance of practising critical and ethical journalism that contributes to improving the living conditions of disadvantaged and displaced peoples.

With her interest in the history and social struggles of minorities, she has participated as a member of the Asociación Date Ceuta, in the Vencidxs projects and in Teníamos miedo pero había que salir (We were afraid but we had to go out).

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