60 TRAVESÍAS

  • Photographer
    JORDI COHEN
  • Prize
    2nd Place / Editorial/Sports
  • Date of Photograph
    2006-2009

60 Travessia is an ongoing project that is part of the collected stories of Mercy. It is a project initiated three years ago to root Antonio Figueredo know in Port Travessia within the Fiestas de la Mercé (patron of the city of Barcelona). Since then, the Port Travessia Sundays during the festival of La Mercè's happened to him. Antonio Figueredo (86 years), has 61 years doing this test. It all started back in 1948 and since then, almost every year attended. Only a few absences (less than 5 seems to remember) the result of work commitments of the past. This brave swimmer who holds multiple records and championships in Spain senior categories, go every year to its annual meeting with the Mercedes with the intention to withdraw. So far not succeeded. Hopefully a long time to do ...!

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60 Travessia is an ongoing project that is part of the collected stories of Mercy. It is a project initiated three years ago to root Antonio Figueredo know in Port Travessia within the Fiestas de la Mercé (patron of the city of Barcelona). Since then, the Port Travessia Sundays during the festival of La Mercè's happened to him. Antonio Figueredo (86 years), has 61 years doing this test. It all started back in 1948 and since then, almost every year attended. Only a few absences (less than 5 seems to remember) the result of work commitments of the past. This brave swimmer who holds multiple records and championships in Spain senior categories, go every year to its annual meeting with the Mercedes with the intention to withdraw. So far not succeeded. Hopefully a long time to do ...!

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