In Spain, with over 26% unemployment, widespread pay cuts, and often no job security, thousands who can no longer afford to pay their home loans or rent are facing eviction. Others are victims of expropriation through real estate speculation, with links between private companies and the government. The most vulnerable have been hardest hit by the austerity measures. Social housing property is being sold off to private investors. The report covers the past three years, exploring the relationship between people and their homes, seeing how they have coped with evictions.
The exhibition Spain’s Housing Crisis is presented in part of Visa pour l’image – Perpignan Festival from August 29th to September 13th 2015.
Andres Kudacki / AP / Lauréat du prix ANI – PixPalace 2015