Andrés Solla Carcedo was born in Gijón, in Spain in 1986 and is a documentary photographer based in Barcelona. He studied Photojournalism at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB).
He has been collaborated with several media as The Guardian, Metal Magazine, OLD Magazine and Fucking Young and has been awarded by BIPA (Barcelona International Photography Awards) and exhibited at Valid Photo Gallery and Art Photo Barcelona. Moreover, he is a member and co-founder of the photography collective called Juan Nadie.
For his practice, he develops projects that deal with migrational issues, the concept of border, the sense of belonging and matters of identity.
About ‘Cosas que se ven en el cielo’ – words by Carmen Menéndez:
From the beginning of time, human beings have tried to break the code of the sky. Its shining brightness which we still struggle to identify holds the promise of a secret final answer to our relentless quest for meaning. An answer still unrevealed by all things known to us.
Maybe someday, the flash of an epiphany will shine over our heads unveiling valuable information even within the most common of objects. Objects we took for granted because we knew them as we’ve seen them thousands of times. We’ll then find that our lack of suitable patterns, our lack of new eyes, meant that their meaning was yet to be decoded.
There are those who in the unknown see a threat that will run to crush our certainties, while others lay there their hopes of finally confirming we are not alone. We hang on to the possibility of the existence of such a message even if its content eludes us, vanishing into the darkness because that would mean there’s someone on the other side, speaking to us.