Vicente Paredes

"Pony Congo"

Pony Congo

By putting together the two extremes of childhood, “Pony Congo” brings to the surface the shameful coexistence of two stereotypical realities. With a series of diptychs, the viewer is confronted with the extreme depiction of strongly opposed routines. On one hand the stress of the wealthy for gaining recognition and social status from the early stages of their lives, victims of family and social pressure measuring their value by riding on a small horse. A glossy cliché that is combined with the well known smiles of the poor in Africa.
Vicente Paredes chose to walk the line with this series of photographs that, shamelessly, reunites visually what very few dare to speak openly.

Vicente Paredes

Vicente Paredes Gil was born in Orihuela (Spain) in 1972. He graduated in journalism in 1995 at the University of the Basque Country, and the following year studied photography at Westminster College in London. He lives in Bilbao where he works as a freelance photographer and as a teacher in the CFC (Contemporary Photography Center). 

Place of Exhibition

Casa Esperança

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