"Fear of air" in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Miedo al aire, de Tomás Correa, en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Today is an important day for me. I'll be inaugurating "Fear of Air" in the town where I was born; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It feels nice, after being long away...

The exhibition will be shown at the Mapfre Foundation (Juan de Quesada, 10) and the opening takes place at 20:00 h. 

I've worked in "Fear of Air" for more than a year. It's a crucial project in my career, as it has taught me how to use photography to explore myself in a way I've never been able before. 

This series was selected as winner in the contest "New Talents" at the Encuentros Fotográficos de Gijón 2012 and was supervised by the curator Alejandro Castellote.

I want to thank the Mapfre Guanarteme Cultural Foundation, and specially Alicia and Marta, for the amazing treatment that I've received during the preparation of this exhibition. Just amazing!!!

Tomás Correa

Berlin, Germany

I was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) in 1974. In 1992 I started to study photography in my home town. After some years I moved to Berlin to go on with my studies and get a wider view about photography. After working for many years in the design and advertising industry and having photography as a scape, in 2009 I decided to put more effort on my own projects. At the moment, I'm focussed in a personal search that's helping me to understand what I want to express, artistically speaking. Or is it the other way around?