The magical realism of Santa Cruz del Islote

Charlie Cordero

2017 - Ongoing


540 people inhabit an island the size of two soccer fields. This project takes us to one of the most densely populated islands on the planet. There's no water, no cops. no priests or doctors. Neither armed conflict. There are 97 houses in which 18 families live. A school. A restaurant that works as a port. And a small square with a cross in the middle that give the island name: Santa Cruz del Islote. From the life of the islanders, their interactions and problems, we discover the awakening of this community in a struggle for territory. This project reflects on the role of man as an inhabitant of a society, making this island a metaphor for our world.

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