The fronton wall in Spanish Villages
Fronton is a simple handball game where either single or double opponents try to outplay each other by hitting a small rubber ball with their hands against a wall.
What once was a space for social gatherings of the rural population, an enjoyment of a playful time in the centre of villages, has in many places become a pointless wall.
The harsh living conditions of the isolated villages in Spain have led to a rural depopulation as people move to the cities for better jobs and opportunities.
What is left in the Spanish hinterland are empty villages and a wall that is a reminder of a vivid past and a fading cultural identity.
For the first part of my project, I photographed fronton walls in the province of Soria.