Spain’s Falleras Bring Historic Opulence To Life Through The Lens Of The Photographer Luisa Dörr

Photographer Luisa Dörr was visiting her husband’s family in Cambrils, Spain, when she came across three words that took her work in a new—and lavish—direction: Fallas de Valencia.

“I saw a fallera dressed and loved it immediately,” says 29-year-old Dörr, a native of Brazil. She started to dig into stories of the falleras’ traditions and history, researching their past and learning about communities today that embrace the custom.

Held annually in March, the Fallas de Valencia, or the Fiesta de San Jose, is among the most celebrated traditions in Valencia and one of the country’s biggest street festivals. The event is marked by fireworks, music, and parades. Valencianos prepare for the five-day event by constructing elaborate papier-mâché monuments and satirical figurines, known as fallas, that are burned to the ground on the last night of the festival.

More: National Geographic, Luisa Dörr, Instagram

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

The Qajar Series, Inspired by The Studio Portraiture First Introduced to Iran in The Late 19th Century
The Black Intruder
Spectacular Winning Photos From The 2019 Weather Photographer Of The Year
Dad Creates A Springtime Pregnancy Photoshoot Parody
Stunning Photos Of The Victorian People-Watching At The Beach
"Beyond Heaven And Earth": The Superb Travel Photography By Sergey Bratishchev
Photographer Shows The Ephemeral Beauty And Dignity Of Faded And Withered Fruits
Taking A Walk And Taking Pictures In 1980s New York – Robert Herman's Vibrant Kodachrome Street Photography Of NYC
Extraordinary Black And White Photographs Of London In The Early 1950s
Panoramic Photos That Went Horribly Wrong
These Action Shots Show Talented Athletes Practicing Yoga Poses In Iconic City Locations
The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' Unseen Pictures
Multiple Exposures by Marcelo Maragni
2014 Sony World Photography Awards
2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Winners
Australian Studio Creates Advertising Campaign With A Landscapes Turned Upside Down
Marvelous Portraits Of Ballerinas Practicing On The Streets Of Chicago By Peter Hinsdale
Spectacular Winning Photos From The World Sports Photography Awards 2020
Strange And Surreal Abandoned Places From Above By Kosmaj Project
Gorgeous Photos Of '60s Classic Beauties Taken By Jerry Schatzberg
Fantastic Photos of the Earth from Above
Beach Bunny Bride
These Guys Hide A Dildo In Every Instagram Picture
"Life is Good": Sensual Close-Up Photography by Alisa Karin
Japanese Harry Potter Flies Around The World's Most Iconic Landmarks On A Broomstick
Guitar Hero: Tom Cruise for W Magazine, June 2012
Majestic Photos Of Mount Fuji At Dawn That Will Inspire Your Week
Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color
Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist, Part 2
Amateur Photographer Captures Minimalist Photos Of Beautiful Berlin Architecture