Catalonia Castellers

Ann Gagno

Catalonia Castellers is an exhibition of photographs of “Castell,” human towers, taken in 2012. Recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, a typical diada or a Castell event showcases castellers building an 8-10-storey human tower to demonstrate courage, solidarity, strength, and community. As the Castell is successfully built and safely dismantled, participants share in the moment of euphoria, that elation of witnessing something so basic and primal of achieving a common goal.