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LOOK INTO THE ART AND CULTURE OF EMPORDÀ THROUGH ITS CHARACTERS

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A COLLECTION OF PASTORS, WOMEN AND WOMEN

By Stephen Shemella Photo Andrea Ferrés

The term ‘shepherd’ has always brought the image of a man, usually  Jesus, alone with his staff, pastures and flock. Despite two thousand years of development, many of us may find it difficult to imagine a different shepherd. This preconception is intertwined with the male dominant society, which, despite the vast improvement in the past few decades, still lingers as an inhibitory cloud for equal opportunity. 


Rocío Moreno

OR WHEN TO SEE PASTORA IS THE NATURAL EVOLUTION OF THINGS

By Stephen Shemella Photo Andrea Ferrés

In life, all it takes is having one thing clear in order to pave the road to  dramatic change. Rocío had this clarity, and 13 years later we find her; a loving partner and mother of three rapidly growing adolescents, a business owner, and a caretaker of 160 pastured ruminants that roam over two farmsteads and many hectares of forest. 


Fishing for a village, a disappearing trade

WE'RE TALKING WITH RAFEL LLINARES, CADAQUÉS FISHERMAN

By Stephen Shemella Photo James Rexroad

A team of skilled boatmen together with the proper knowledge and a modest fleet can still work the waters off their local coast for a successful day fishing. That catch, with the help of a streamline marketplace, can be shared daily within a community to provide the ultimate resource of quality: local fish, minimally handled, right off the boat. 

 

Can Bosc del Baró

A FARM OF EXPERTISE

By Stephen Shemella Photo Andrea Ferrés

Pere came into the business of being a pageso from his family, but each generation had their own unique take on what it meant to be a farmer. Sustainable agriculture is becoming more desired by patrons, chefs, and regular parents who put food on the dinner table.

Carlus Trijueque: the shepherd of the Gavarres

A FLOCK OF HIS SELECTION, A FOREST IN THE EMPORDÀ, AND HIS LOYAL CANINES, CARLUS TRIJUEQUE LIVES THE SLOW LIFE

By Stephen Shemella Photo Andrea Ferrés

Amidst the rapidly accelerating technologies of the 21st century, the calming pace and cyclic rhythm of Mother Nature still persist in the forest. After spending only a few days with this young shepherd, his love for his work is apparent. 

La remeiera Pàcida

WISDOM AND PLANTS

By Pepa Clavería Photo Andrea Ferrés

Plácida Vidal, healer, has been living in Vilarnadal for ten years. Both herslef and her husband, originally from the area of Camprodon, came down from the mountains looking for another kind of life. From a family of peasants, with their cows, orchards and pastures, they always used plants and fruits from nature to heal human and animal ailments.

Marítim Bar

IRREPETABLE COCKTAIL, INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC

By Eudald Camps Photo Andrea Ferrés i arxiu privat

This must be one of the secrets of the success of the Maritime: to be a meeting point and catalyst for sensitivities beyond periods and modes.