Renaissance / Spain

It is an image that represents both life and death. A historical photograph of the village of Ginast, Huesca (Spain), where you can see the last calf that was born in this town before the tragic death of all the cows.

This birth tells us about the hardest part of birth where people were intervening to help a calf to be born, without their help both the mother and the calf could have died. This image questions certain prejudices that we have about the perception of reality and the social conventions about life and death. In such a simple image you can see the harshness of life and its beauty.

The selection of the image was with the participation of the entire village and although, at first glance, it seemed like a harsh image, what it showed us was a very symbolic birth.