Socotra, La isla de los Genios, by Jordi Esteva


The black and white photographs of Jordi Esteva reflect the mysteries of Socotra island with a dreamlike quality while entering inside his memory. A land of magicians and fables, just the name of the island put fear into the arab seamen; they avoided the interior, inhabited by monsters and spirits.

There are few places in the world that have so many mysteries. A land of incense and myrrh, Socotra was also a place for warlocks, genii and monsters. Flying snakes lived there and it was thought that in their mountains the phoenix and the also famous Roc bird (described by Simbad) had nested.

Jacinto Antón. El País

A writer and photographer, he is passionate about Oriental and African cultures, and has devoted most of his journalism and photography to them.

Location: Fábrica de Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt