Some time ago I featured a project by photojournalist Janire Najera in an article on this blog (read it here). Janire was documenting the Old Spanish Trail which runs from Santa Fe, NM to Los Angeles in her project called “Moving Forward, Looking Back”.
Moving forward, looking back is being exhibited as part of Diffusion, Cardiff International Festival of Photography (Wales, UK). The exhibition can be visited at the second floor of the Stadium Plaza during October, (Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm) — Can’t make it to Wales? You can also experience a variation of the exhibit in virtual form through your browser — the virtual tour was created from an exhibition earlier this yearnat the former residence of the ambassadors of Spain in Washington, D.C.
Be patient as the virtual tour is a large file and can take a bit of time to load depending on your connection speed. Use the arrows to navigate through the different rooms and enjoy exploring the space and the artwork. You can click on all the images to see the photographs larger and by navigating into the conference room you can access and listen to interviews with descendants of pioneers of the Old Spanish Trail and others. The photograph above is of a unique spherical format photo (imagine printing a 3-D image onto a huge balloon) that was part of the exhibit.