The street by Jose Luis Gea

Tras la senda del poeta

74 years after the death of Miguel Hernandez, Orihuela, his hometown still remember, with a hint of nostalgia, the one whose nickname was «the people’s poet».

Victim among all of the spanish civil war, his image remains in every corner of the city.

In the district where he was born and where he grew up, the «Calle de Arriba» («Upper street») is nowadays inhabited by humble families mainly with gipsy roots.
They share every day the memory of the poet with the passing turists that follow his track across the streets of the district.

In another district, «San Isidro», also stuck at the bottom of the mount, the walls are covered with paints since 1976 in his memory since the happening of the democracy.
This paints are the living guardian of this historical heritage, depicting and celebrating the people that, trhough the years, keep alive the memory of the poet.

This serie was by Signo editores in the Final Fase of Author series of his Contest «II Certamen de fotografía Signo Editores» 

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