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Silver 2021 People / Culture

Maletilla Success

  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen
  • Agency / Studio
    Jordi Cohen Photography
  • Prize
    Silver in People / Culture

The Spanish bullfighter Francisco Montero triumphs at the Fiesta del Toro in Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain). He managed to get out on the shoulders of the Ciudad Rodrigo bullring after cutting 2 ears on a very emotional afternoon. This is the story of a "maletilla", a young man who, without means and without help, tries to enter the world of bullfighting by participating in "capeas", a popular minor bullfighting festival in which bulls are fought for fans according to the customs of each locality . He was an outstanding participant in the "capeas" of the Carnaval del Toro 2019.

Jordi Cohen is a free-lance documentary photographer based in Barcelona. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, Mirror, Sunday Telegraph, CNN Blog, Leica Magazine, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Photo France, XL Semanal and Piel de Foto among others.Has exhibited in Europe and America, to highlight San Diego Art Institute, CEH “Manege” St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Gallería Hector Garcia of Mexico City, International Festival of Social Photography in Sarcelles (France) and Couvent des Minimes of Perpignan.