of Mining” shows the remains of mining
in Biscay and East Cantabria. A past activity, almost
forgotten by the current generations, but necessary
to understand the industrialization of Bilbao area;
motor of industry and germ of the 20th century’s
This work compiles the remains of the mining avtivity
so as to save them from falling into oblivion, to reconstruct
the map of this activity and to claim its importance.
This work was published in June 1998.
The exhibition is composed of 50 photographs in blank
and white, on silver gelatine, printed by Juan Manuel
Castro Prieto in 30x40 centimetre size.
To coincide with the exhibition, a booklet containing
109 photos with texts in Basque and Spanish, a map in
1:30.000 scale done by Ricardo Alonso Besteiro and a
historical introduction by Juan Eugenio Villar Ibáñez,
It has been shown up to now at:
• Enkarterrietako Museum (Sopuerta).
• Biscay´s Parliament showroom (Bilbao).
• Town showroom of Sestao.
• La Residencia Cultural Centre (Castro Urdiales).
• Amaia Cultural Centre (Irun).
• Town hall of Galdames.
• Town showroom of Gallarta.
• Arrate Cultural Centre (Eibar).