ABOUT

I suffered an assault in 2001 that left me in a wheelchair. When I recovered the mobility of my left hand, I felt the need to write a diary. I was unable to describe my own emotions facing the dramas of the other ward mates who were there with me. My mobility got better and I was able to handle myself with a wheelchair. I asked for my small 35mm camera, an Olympus Mju II. I felt the urge of creating images and, through them, try to release my own stress. Writing and making photographs have been my salvation. In a certain way, I wrote what I saw and I photographed what I felt.

After watching my reflection, I decided to get back on doing street photography from the wheelchair. Because I needed both hands to move around, I came up with a system of anchoring my camera to the wheelchair and shooting by remote control without looking through the viewfinder. I get inspired by Moriyama’s stray cat instinct and Joan Colom’s technique.

Without any distraction, I shoot the street while connecting with the surroundings. I pictured the street as a great mirror. While searching for reverberations of what my mind was projecting outwards, I let myself be carried away by the idea of going through that mirror to find my lost diary.

I was trying to find a light from the past, the light from 2001, the echo of its reflection in the streets. ¿Is it possible that the things that had happened to us can be, in some way, reflected in our present as if it were distant stars in time? ¿Would that be the human memory? ¿Is it possible to capture its light?  I should have invoked something because my diary finally appeared.

Agus Prats
1972, Barcelona

2019 is a FACULTY of the POSGRADO EN PEDAGOGÍA VISUAL Y TERAPÉUTICA DE LA IMAGEN of the INSTITUTO 8

2018 WORKSHOP “CURSO DE ESPECIALIZACIÓN EN FOTOGRAFÍA TERAPÉUTICA Y PARTICIPATIVA” given by DAVID VIÑUALES

2016 WORKSHOP “TALLER D’INICIACIÓ AL LABORATORI BLANC I NEGRE” given by JOAN TEIXIDOR

2016 WORKSHOP “PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY AND POETIC SENSE” given by LLORENÇ RAICH

2016 EXHIBITION “There is no light without darkness” in “ESPAI EAT ART” of “FUNDACIÓ LLUÍS COROMINA” Banyoles, Girona

2015 EXHIBITION “The mirror chair project” in the Gallery “BARCELONA VISIONS”, Barcelona

2015 EXHIBITION “There is no light without darkness” in the C.C.PATI LLIMONA, Barcelona

2015 AWARD in the “VISIONATS DE PORTFOLIS” of “ENFOCATS 15” to “There is no light without darkness”

2015 WORKSHOP “DIFUSIÓ I COMUNICACIÓ IN XARXES SOCIALS” given by CELESTE ARROQUY

2014 FINALIST of the “DOCFIELD DUMMY AWARD” with the sketch of the PHOTOBOOK “There is no light without darkness”

2014 WORKSHOP “OBJECTIU> BCN”, mentored by WALTER ASTRADA

2013 EXHIBITION “Bugarach” in “MONTSE LIARTE Boutique”

2012 EXHIBITION for “L’AUTOEDICIÓ EXPOSADA” within the “INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCAN FESTIVAL OF TARRAGONA”

2011 PUBLISHES “The Process is the Product”, self-edited PHOTOBOOK for “MONTSE LIARTE”

From 2009, Head of Image for the Fashion Designer “MONTSE LIARTE”

2002 The right to have a pension was taken away from him. Here begins a slow process of adaptation and recovery.

2001 As a result of a police action, he was attacked on the street suffering severe neurological injuries (TBI) forcing him to remain at Vall d’Hebron’s hospital for 9 months.

2000 LAUS OR AWARD to  the Audiovisual graph of the TV channel “BECA” for Planeta 2010, with the agency “El sindicato”

1998 FINALIST of the Contest SIGNES

1995 AWARDED to the Poster Design Contest for AKI

>1993-1998 Qualified in “Graphic Design” at “ESCOLA MASSANA”, Barcelona

Agus Prats
1972, Barcelona

2019 is a FACULTY of the POSGRADO EN PEDAGOGÍA VISUAL Y TERAPÉUTICA DE LA IMAGEN of the INSTITUTO 8

2018 WORKSHOP “CURSO DE ESPECIALIZACIÓN EN FOTOGRAFÍA TERAPÉUTICA Y PARTICIPATIVA” given by DAVID VIÑUALES

2016 WORKSHOP “TALLER D’INICIACIÓ AL LABORATORI BLANC I NEGRE” given by JOAN TEIXIDOR

2016 WORKSHOP “PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY AND POETIC SENSE” given by LLORENÇ RAICH

2016 EXHIBITION “There is no light without darkness” in “ESPAI EAT ART” of “FUNDACIÓ LLUÍS COROMINA” Banyoles, Girona

2015 EXHIBITION “The mirror chair project” in the Gallery “BARCELONA VISIONS”, Barcelona

2015 EXHIBITION “There is no light without darkness” in the C.C.PATI LLIMONA, Barcelona

2015 AWARD in the “VISIONATS DE PORTFOLIS” of “ENFOCATS 15” to “There is no light without darkness”

2015 WORKSHOP “DIFUSIÓ I COMUNICACIÓ IN XARXES SOCIALS” given by CELESTE ARROQUY

2014 FINALIST of the “DOCFIELD DUMMY AWARD” with the sketch of the PHOTOBOOK “There is no light without darkness”

2014 WORKSHOP “OBJECTIU> BCN”, mentored by WALTER ASTRADA

2013 EXHIBITION “Bugarach” in “MONTSE LIARTE Boutique”

2012 EXHIBITION for “L’AUTOEDICIÓ EXPOSADA” within the “INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCAN FESTIVAL OF TARRAGONA”

2011 PUBLISHES “The Process is the Product”, self-edited PHOTOBOOK for “MONTSE LIARTE”

From 2009, Head of Image for the Fashion Designer “MONTSE LIARTE”

2002 The right to have a pension was taken away from him. Here begins a slow process of adaptation and recovery.

2001 As a result of a police action, he was attacked on the street suffering severe neurological injuries (TBI) forcing him to remain at Vall d’Hebron’s hospital for 9 months.

2000 LAUS OR AWARD to  the Audiovisual graph of the TV channel “BECA” for Planeta 2010, with the agency “El sindicato”

1998 FINALIST of the Contest SIGNES

1995 AWARDED to the Poster Design Contest for AKI

>1993-1998 Qualified in “Graphic Design” at “ESCOLA MASSANA”, Barcelona

· AGUS PRATS ·

c/ Banys Vells, 5, L3
Barcelona 08003

info@agusprats.com
www.agusprats.com

655·902·615