A photographic tribute.
The project 9 Gatekeepers, that is exposed in “la Fundació” during the months of July and August of 2012, is a tribute to the people in Barcelona who tend and keep watch to specific office buildings throughout the city. Photographers Sonia Forte and Elisabeth Maas set out to document this vanishing profession as a tribute to the men and women who have dedicate their lifes to being the gatekeepers of Barcelona.
The initial aim of the photographers was to document the “Entrance” as a workspace and the daylife of the gatekeeper. The conceptual bases then led to the specific personality of each gatekeeper and their tending and guarding of their space.
Through this work you shall enter, for a moment, into the guarded world of the gatekeepers.