Photographer's Note

If you has seen my photographies, you will know that I know the sport for disabled people. Really what I know the the world of the swimming for disabled people.

And I am going to began a serie about this. These photos will be about one day in a competition: the last swimming championship of Catalonia. It was the 28th may.

I want make this for a few reasons. First because I would not like only post landscapes or similar. I want change and make differents things, and also post that things. And also I want post this serie for another reason.
With this serie I want say something, vindicate something. What?. In the last days I have seen photos that also were vindicating something: the right to be free. And I want talk also about a group of people, the disabled people, they are ignored by many people, they are seen like simple attractions by many people (this is when we watch them only for his problems, when we see them like if they were not persons). Or simple indifference.

And also there are people who uses the compassion. I do not know what is worst. Who uses compassion, who uses indefference, who ignore them, and who watch them likes attractions, they do not know that also they are like us. They are man and woman like us. And they deserve be treated like us. They "are only human" (like said Murphy, the cop).

If you see these pictures and you see something strange, you are wrong. All the people that you will see are like us.
And with this presentation I will introduce the picture:

This is a portrait (strange in me). That girl is a swimmer and has cerebral paralysis. She is a very nice girl. And, believe me, she does not need compassion, and neither, of course, be ignored, or indifference. Neither needs someone watching that she has cerebral paralysis. What she needs is the same that all the people need. Do you know what I mean?

I have done a WS of the picture. Is exactly the same picture with a different cropped. In the WS she does not ocupe all the picture: there are a empty space at the left. Two different versions of the same photo. I hope that you like and, if you want, say me what photo you prefer. Thanks.

And also I would like say two more things.
The first one. I know that in this serie I have not the best photos that I could post (and I know why I say it). Not are the most attractive, I could post more nice pictures. But I think that these are more necessary than the others. Anyway I hope you like.
The second thing that I want say: the next week will be the Swimming Championship of Spain for disabled people. Will be in Cordoba, exactly the on 16th and 17th july. If you are from Spain and you are reading it, is possible that this would be the first time that you know about this championship... Of course, we are not "galcticos".

(sorry for my english)

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