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Manos de Zona

Manos de Zona

La Zona. Only one, that now counts, for me (for now). The one in Santo Domingo. Where our friend Colon landed and, well, hung out. Totally fascinated by it for the longest time. (13 years to be exact, at the time of this writing). It energy, its craze, its symbolic power, its pull, its under and overgrounds… Am preparing a book on it, too, and it has to do with both its standing, its admittedly clichéd but kind of true, corssroads of the world identity, and its sheer cool and funkiness. And yes, I bought an apartment there, dirt cheap, 10 years ago. Lots of photographing, and then I realized that one of my long-standing obsessions, just doing hand-capts, would be ideal here: not just to do the various things people do with their hands, but to do the photo portrait of la zona through these hand-capts. Manos de zona: la zona through the hands…