Founded in 2005, NOPHOTO is a contemporary photography collective that aims to make UNCONVENTIONAL individual and collective projects viable.
The collective is characterized by its open content, an interdisciplinary thread in its forms, the use of multiple supports such as the web and digital projections when distributing projects, and the personal involvement of its members during the creative and production process.
NOPHOTO takes negation as its starting point. NOPHOTO is not an agency of photographers, but an ATTITUDE. A way of seeing. A revolution. A ‘NO’ (where there’s never enough).
This aesthetic attitude makes NOPHOTO not renounce any kind of creation or exhibition. Works by the collective offer an experienced view of the everyday, which always leads to the extraordinary. This process is the result of group reflection and interaction among alternative creative processes.
“It’s not that we like to take the opposing view; it’s that we enjoy walking slowly, clumsily, observing minute differences between things, discovering their rhythms. Trying to describe an object, turn it on its head, comb its surroundings and cover the entire perimeter. Asking ourselves what it’s made of and what role it plays in the story. Demanding of ourselves that we wear the subject out and still haven’t said anything. Demanding of ourselves that we look closely and yet haven’t resolved anything. Not to illustrate, define or take photographs. We like to unphotograph things and unname them.”
NOPHOTO was awarded the Revelación Award 2006 by the PHotoEspaña International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts.
At the Time, in the Place is a documentary work where expressing tragedy acquires special importance in sound — the magnitude of volume and the intensity of suffering borne from the image itself. Nave travels to those enclaves where the terrorist organization ETA [Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, Basque Homeland and Freedom] has committed an attack since the 1970s to present, and subjects himself to the nature of the perpetrated incidents. On the same day, at the exact time, he appears on the precise scene of the event and takes a photograph. Both the framing and time of exposure reproduce the location and endurance of the event. Without the chance to choose the most adequate light or point of view, Nave captures raw reality. The photographs’ precision and their submission to the event have marked the project’s most existential feature, which even rejects all expressive value. At the Time, in the Place is a portrait of loss and absence, but above all it is the examination of a world snatched away. The emptiness of the images invites viewers to reconstruct the sounds of fear and horror. In them, the photograph becomes a sounding board. Each location acquires its condition as an illuminated historical skin, like a sensitive surface that retains traces and incisions. In a certain sense, it is an impressionable film where part of our memory remains recorded. Eduardo Nave invites us to reflect on the silence and mutilation suffered by individuals and their surroundings through historical references, making his work achieve surprising dimensions. Undoubtedly, he immortalizes the symptom in the image, bringing forth the urgency of listening. As in his other series, it proves difficult not to notice a composer of visual requiems in the photographer’s gaze. His work articulates a personal symphony against forgetting, adopting a form of poem that mourns words divested of their power.
10:15 A.M. January 15, 1992. Gardens on Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Avenue, in front of the former Law College. Valencia. Manuel Broseta Pons. Full Professor of Trade Law, University of Valencia.
8:10 A.M. January 21, 2000. In front of 5 Pizarra Street. Madrid. Pedro Antonio Blanco García. Lieutenant Coronel of the Land Army.
8:15 P.M. January 27, 1979. Maiza Plaza. Etxarri–Aranatz, Nafarroa. Jesús Ulayar Liciaga. Salesman, former mayor of UCD.
1:15 A.M. January 30, 1998. Intersection between Don Remondo and Cardenal Sanz y Fores Streets. Seville.
Alberto Jiménez–Becerril Barrio. Councilman of the People's Party, Seville City Hall. Ascensión García Ortiz. Court Counsel.
8:08 A.M. January 30, 1987. Plaza César Augusto. Saragossa. Ángel José Ramos Saavedra. Civilian Army driver. Manuel Rivera Sánchez. Commander of Engineers of the Land Army.
8:35 A.M. February 6, 1992. Cruz Verde Plaza. Madrid. Emilio Domingo Tejedor Fuentes. Captain of the Infantry, Land Army. Juan Antonio Nuñez Sánchez. Captain of the Cavalry. Ramón Carlos Navía Refojo. Captain of Artillery. Antonio Ricote Castillo. Radio Officer in the General Captaincy. Francisco Carrillo García. Soldier driver.
10:20 A.M. February 6, 1986. Tambre Street. Madrid. Cristóbal Colón de Carvajal y Maroto. Vice Admiral of the Navy. Manuel Trigo Muñoz. Driver and civil servant of the Navy.
1:50 P.M. February 6, 1996. Near 13 San Martí Street. Donostia, Gipuzkoa. Fernando Múgica Herzog. Lawyer, member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.
2:15 P.M. February 7, 1994. 106–108 Tenor Massini Street. Barcelona. Leopoldo García Campos. Coronel of the Infantry, Land Army.
12:35 A.M. February 10, 1992. Cronista Diego Rodríguez Almela Street. Murcia. Ángel García Rabadán. National policeman.
Minutes after 2:30 P.M. February 10, 1997. 35 Menorca Street. Madrid. Rafael Martínez Emperador. Magistrate of the Supreme Court.
9:20 P.M. February 12, 1979. 1 Bermeo Highway. Mungia, Bizkaia. César Pinilla Sanz. Local policeman.
2:30 P.M. February 16, 1982. In front of the steps to Saint Mary's Church. Donostia, Gipuzkoa. Benjamín Fernández Fernández. Retired Civil Guard.
8:10 P.M. February 19, 1992. Intersection between Albericia and Lavapies Streets. Santander. Eutimio Gómez Gómez. Heating repairman. Antonio Ricondo Somoza. Student. Julia Ríos Rioz. Baker.
1:30 P.M. March 7, 2008. Near 6 Navas de Tolosa Street. Arrasate, Gipuzkoa. Isaías Carrasco Miguel. Former councilman from the Basque Socialist Party.
7:30 P.M. March 16, 2010. Nearby Rue Cambot. Dammarie–lès–Lys, Ille de France. Jean–Serge Nérin. French Corporal of the Police.
Around 11:00 P.M.
April 6, 1990. 8 San Lorenzo Street. Donostia, Gipuzkoa. Elena María Moreno Jiménez. Civilian. Miguel Paredes García. Civilian.
8:10 A.M. April 19, 1995. Intersection between José Silva and Arturo Soria Streets. Madrid. Margarita González Mansilla. Housewife.
7:20 A.M. April 25, 1986. Intersection between Juan Bravo and Príncipe de Vergara Streets. Madrid. Alberto Amancio Alonso Gómez. Civil Guard. Juan José Catón Vázquez. Civil Guard. Vicente Javier Domínguez González. Civil Guard. Juan Carlos González Rentero. Civil Guard. Juan Mateos Pulido. First Corporal of the Civil Guard.
6:20 P.M. May 6, 2001. 9 Cortes de Aragón Street. Saragossa. Manuel Giménez Abad. President of the People's Party in Aragon.
10:45 A.M. May 7, 1981. Near 4 Conde de Peñalver Street. Madrid. Antonio Nogueras García. Corporal of the Civil Guard. Manuel Rodríguez Taboada. Soldier in the Royal Guard. Guillermo Tevar Seco. Lieutenant Coronel of the Infantry. José Olaya de la Flor. Civil Guard. Manuel Sánchez Barallo. Civil Guard.
11:45 P.M. May 9, 1978. Paseo de Gabriel Aresti, Polloe City Cemetery. Donostia, Gipuzkoa. Miguel Ángel Íñigo Blanco. Civil Guard. Juan Marcos González. Civil Guard.
7:35 A.M. May 20, 1996. Near 9 Carlos III Avenue. Cordoba. Miguel Ángel Ayllón Díaz–González. Military.
8:25 A.M. May 24, 2001. Iza Street(former garage of the Matía Foundation). Donostia, Gipuzkoa. Santiago Oleaga Elejabarrieta. Financial Director of El Diario Vasco newspaper.
9:14 A.M. May 25, 1979. 46 Corazón de María Street. Madrid. Jesús Ábalos Giménez. Coronel of the Army. Luis Gómez Borrego. National Defense, Employee. Luis Gómez Hortigüela. Lieutenant General of the Army. Agustín Laso Corral. Coronel of the Army.
8:30 P.M. May 25, 1988. Entrance to Isasi Street. Eibar, Gipuzkoa. Sebastián Aizpiri Leyaristi. Businessman in hospitality.
12:20 P.M. May 26, 1985. 6 Martikoena Street. Getxo, Bizkaia. Moisés Cosme Herrero Luengo. Inspector of the Senior Police Corp.
7:30 P.M. May 29, 1991. Intersection between Andreu Ferrer Street and Paseo de la Generalitat. Vic, Barcelona. Juan Chincoa Alés. Civil Guard. Francisco Cipriano Díaz Sánchez. Student. Maudilia Duque Durán. Civilian. Ana Cristina Porras López. Student. María Pilar Quesada Araque. Student. Nuria Ribó Parera. Housewife. Rosa María Rosa Muñoz. Student. Vanessa Ruiz Lara. Student. Juan Salas Píriz. Civil Guard.
9:55 A.M. June 12, 1985. 78 General Oraá Street. Madrid. Esteban del Amo García. Explosives Expert, National Police Corp. Juan García Jiménez. Army driver. Vicente Romero González–Calatayud. Coronel of the Military Law Corp, Land Army.
2:30 P.M. June 17, 1986. Near 38 Manzanares Avenue. Madrid. Francisco Casillas Martín. Soldier, Land Army. Ricardo Sáenz de Ynestrillas Martínez. Commander of the Land Army. Carlos Vesteiro Pérez. Lieutenant Coronel of the Land Army.
8:16 A.M. June 21, 1993. In front of 61 Joaquín Costa Street. Madrid. Javier Baró Díaz de Figueroa. Lieutenant Coronel of the Land Army. José Manuel Calvo Alonso. First Sergeant of the Navy. José Alberto Carretero Sogel. Lieutenant Coronel of the Land Army. Fidel Dávila Garijo. Lieutenant Coronel of the Land Army. Domingo Olivo Esparza. Fleet Captain of the Navy. Pedro Robles López. Civilian driver, Ministry of Defense. Juan Romero Álvarez. Lieutenant Coronel of the Air Force.
12:15 P.M. June 25, 1990. Foz de Lumbier. Nafarroa. José Luis Hervás Mañas. Seargant of the Civil Guard.