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

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

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

Photo Project That Proves Beauty Knows No Nationality
Istanbul Inception: Surreal Turkish Cityscapes By Aydın Büyüktaş
Amazing Vintage Photographs of Fountain of Ice on Washington Boulevard in Detroit From the Early 20th Century
Photographer Captures Amazing Pictures of Poal Bears, Guardians of the Abandoned Polar Station
A Day at the MoMA with Bill Murray
Dad Creates A Springtime Pregnancy Photoshoot Parody
Photographer Continues Quest To Document The Diversity Of Beauty Around The World
Magical Photos Of Budapest At Christmas Time
"Spuds You Like": Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020
This Travel Account Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again
Einstein: The World’s Smallest Horse
Photographer Omar Reda Documents The Beauty Of Tribal Women In Ethiopia
Mesmerizing Before And After Photos Of Drag Transformations
Selfie Sticks
Powerful Portraits of the Refugees by Brian Sokol
Amazing Black and White Winning Images of The WildArt POTY Monochrome Competition
Stunning Real Photo Postcards Captured Street Scenes at Night in the 1960s
David Bowie In Mustard Yellow Suit, Photograph By Terry O'Neill In 1974
This Family Uses Chalk Art To Go On Adventures During The Lockdown
Compelling Portraits of People Who Abandoned Civilization for Life in the Wilderness
Photographer Audun Rikardsen Captures Magnificent Whales On The Arctic Side Of The World
Cool Vintage Photos Capture People Posing With Volkswagens in the 1960s and ’70s
Gisele Bundchen for Vogue France, June-July 2012
Faces Of M’era Luna, The World's Biggest Goth And Steampunk Festival