DELEITOSA, a Solo Project by Miki Kratsman, curated by Sergio Edelsztein, was presented at ARCOMadrid 2010.
In 1950 the American photographer W. Eugene Smith published a visual reportage in the famous Life magazine. The series, which in time was titled “A Spanish Village”, was shot in the Extremaduran village of Deleitosa. This work defined the “photo essay” genre and even more recorded an indelible image of life in Franco’s backward, rural Spain. In 2007, the Israeli photo essayist Miki Kratsman travelled to Deleitosa in search of W. Eugene Smith. What he found there was rather disturbing: a modern town with asphalt streets but without the inhabitants that had given life to Smith’s images.