The Shadow´s Thirst
The Shadow´s Thirst is a visual documentation of the ongoing desertification process in Eastern Andalusia, Spain. Eastern Andalusia is one of the areas with the highest risk of desertification in the Iberian Peninsula. Water is already a scarce commodity. Technical progress has ensured that drinking water continues to supply households but human activity and its uncontrolled exploitation of aquifers and wells has accelerated a process of irreversible desertification nin which rainfall is increasingly scarce and harmful.
The shadow´s thirst is a project in which the landscape is the protagonist. Jaén, Granada and Almería are the provinces that form the eastern triangle of Andalusia. This is where the desertification process is most visible.
Alex Muriana born in Barcelona, Catalonia in 1987 and settled between Jaen and Granada, Andalusia. He studied art photography and graphic design at the Art School of Granada.
His language is a constant search for their roots, the valorization of expressions of yesteryear, and a constant concern for changing the environment. Develop these interests by its proximity to field experience having grown up in the small town La Guardia de Jaén, next to the river Guadalquivir.
all images and text © Alex Muriana