The Bonavista quarter is a complex and heterogeneous territory whose origin lies in rural emigration from Andalusia and Extremadura. Located on the outskirts of Tarragona, where the city converges with the countryside, the infrastructures and the petrochemical industry, it shares the complex chaotic look of similar spaces in other cities, places that globalization has turned stereotypical and homogeneous. However, in this wasteland void of articulation, people have managed to craft a new territorial identity where their own experience has given shape to the appearance of the territory, creating new symbols that tell of their culture and stories of both the past and the present.
A graduate in art and design and specializing in artistic photography, David Mocha moved to Madrid in 2012 upon being awarded a Grant by the LENS School of Visual Arts to pursue a Master’s degree in Fine Art Photography and professional projects. At present he collaborates as a teacher in some of that institution’s projects.
His work has been shown in different galleries, as well as in the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos in Madrid and he has taken part in various competitions such as the Festival Internacional de Fotografía SCAN. His Project “Bonavista” won one of the awards at the19th FotoPres La Caixa.
His photographs offer a reflection on the transformation, perception and representation of territory aiming at generating new references for approaching contemporary landscape.