From the 25 of June to the 30 of September of 2019 the exhibition "We recycle", by the Spanish photographer Xavier Duarte, can be visited at CENEAM, a collection of photographs in which recycling and those who deal with it are the main protagonists.
"I dreamed of a mountain of tin dead. I woke up and there followed that poisoned hill ...
Recycling and all its paraphernalia is a highly photographic ingredient and for some reason it is still associated with the action of recycling and those who practice it as a marginal gesture. A man stripping copper wires to resell them and obtain some coins with which he subsists is not exactly an elegant or glamorous scene. How much do we recycle? Do we recycle enough? Is the action of recycling an institutional gesture solely the responsibility of our governments or is it a personal action? Are we going to continue seeing those who continue to recycle as something of the third category, being they little or nothing aware that they carry out a necessary practice, not only for them but for society as a whole?
All these people who have no more voice or more vote than their payment for the merchandise they recycle recover their voice in We recycle and give us an example to follow.
Because we need to recycle, that mountain of scrap is getting bigger. "
Born in Barcelona (1972), he started working 90 years as a photographer for textile company in Barcelona. He studied photography at the Miguel Hernández University.