Jon Cazenave

The Basque Country occupies territories that are divided between two states, the North of Spain and the South of France. Although they share a very important part of their culture, there is a big difference and a significant distance between these two neighbouring realities: what in Euskera, the Basque language, is termed Hegoalde (the southern Basque Country) and Iparralde (the northern Basque Country).

Jon Cazenave is a young photographer born in San Sebastian (the southern Basque Country): “Some time ago I visited Bayonne and came to a street whose name was Chemin de Cazenave. That was when the idea came to me of tracking the origins of my surname and family”. Jon has developed a project based on a journey, in a quest for information about places, subjects and historical events associated with his surname. The interest lies not only in the discovery of these origins, but in the searching process in Iparralde…. starting out from Hegoalde. A kind of road movie through Euskal Herria (the Basque Country).

An itinerant exhibition and a book titled Herri ixilean (In the quiet country) are the result of a project  produced by GETXOPHOTO in collaboration with the Euskal Kultur Erakundea (Institut Culturel Basque) and with support from Getxo Council’s Basque Language Support Service.



URDIÑARBE maiatza / mayo / mai 2010
URDIÑARBE maiatza / mayo / mai 2010

AHSKI maiatza / mayo / mai 2010
AHÜSKI maiatza / mayo / mai 2010

ALDUDE apirila / abril / avril 2010
ALDUDE apirila / abril / avril 2010

ATHARRATZE martxoa / marzo / mars 2010
ATHARRATZE martxoa / marzo / mars 2010

ITXASU apirila / abril / avril 2010
ITXASU apirila / abril / avril 2010

LARRAINE apirila / abril / avril 2010
LARRAINE apirila / abril / avril 2010

BAIGORRI martxoa / marzo / mars 2010
BAIGORRI martxoa / marzo / mars 2010

IZPEGI maiatza / mayo / mai 2010
IZPEGI maiatza / mayo / mai 2010

ITXASU maiatza / mayo / mai 2010
ITXASU maiatza / mayo / mai 2010

DONOSTIA maiatza / mayo / mai 2010
DONOSTIA maiatza / mayo / mai 2010

HENDAIA ekaina / junio / juin 2010
HENDAIA ekaina / junio / juin 2010

GARAZI ekaina / junio / juin 2010 GARAZI ekaina / junio / juin 2010