- Carlos Pérez Siquier Almeria, Spain, 1930
- Series:La Chanca, Almeria
- Technique:Gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper
- Dimensions:Image: 34 x 22,3 cm / Support: 40,3 x 30,2 cm
- Category: Photography
- Entry date:2003
- Register number:AD03348
In 1956 Carlos Pérez Siquier began to photograph the locals of La Chanca, a neglected and poor neighbourhood in Almeria, for a photo-study that never got beyond the project stage. He worked there until the mid-1960s, first in black and white, then in colour. Although Pérez Siquier claimed that his wish was to “praise these people”, like the humanist photography created by the exhibition The Family of Man (1955), the pictures of La Chanca were considered images of critical reportage along the lines of Juan Goytisolo’s book La Chanca (1962), in which he states that in La Chanca “they live the enslaved life of the man under the yoke of barbarous colonial exploitation.”
La Isleta del Moro / Pérez Siquier ; introducción de Nicolás Ramírez ; [edición al cuidado de Mauricio d'Ors].Pérez Siquier, Carlos ( 1930-)[Madrid] : Lucam, 2002.
Pérez Siquier, Carlos ( 1930-)Córdoba : Fundación Provincial de Artes Plásticas Rafael Botí : Universidad de Córdoba y Fundación Cajasol, 2007.
Terré, Laura ( 1959-)Sevilla : Junta de Andalucía, 2000.
Pérez Siquier, Carlos ( 1930-)[Almería] : Diputación de Almería,