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The streets of Pamplona will miss this 2020 to the thousands of foreigners that travel every year during the san fermin festival , as the German photographer Anya Bartels-Suermondt , which has been proclaimed as the “Guiri of the year” for its traditional attachment to this famous party.
This award, the idea of Katuki Saguyaki and Sanferfood, aims to recognise “the figure of him that comes from another place” and falls in love with Pamplona, its culture and its party.
On this occasion, despite the suspension of the holidays due to the Covid-19, its drivers have not wanted to cease this tribute and have decided to reward the journalist and photographer freelance Anya Bartels-Suermondt, who left his hometown in Germany in 1995 for their love of photography “to the fiesta, flamenco and bullfighting”, which he saw for the first time in the capital of navarre.
The German, who define it as a “off-road diesel”, collaborates in international media on culture and politics; and has directed several documentaries in Spain, Latin america, Africa, Asia; written and photographic books about Jose Tomas, Cayetano Rivera, or Diego El Cigala , who is your photographer official.
Pamplona has come “a thousand times” by the festival Flamenco on Fire, and by the bulls, and now is in the city to document photographically the world “a historic event” to a land that will live a “San Fermín without San Fermín” .
“it Is beautiful like you sometimes is not distinguished to the guiri of the pamplonesa”, as “in many cases, they know and they feel more there than here”, pointing to the organizers, who will the prize this Tuesday, July 7, the day of San Fermín.