About: Lori Needleman´s: 17 ESPAÑA

LoriNeedleman-FRONTPAGEPhotographer Lori Needleman has been living in a small city in central Spain for over six years. Moving from a modern cosmopolitan city to a much smaller Spanish Medieval city has been quite a radical change. Experience as she does the beauty of Spain and its people.

Spaniards are passionate and desperate to hold on to their traditional customs and culture — a culture which has been based on strong old world religious beliefs, but seems to be making changes with a new generation taking steps for equality and peace. So, what are the people actually like? How do they spend their every day, what do they think about and how do they live? Join her on this journey as she does.

To understand Spain, it is important to understand that it is broken up into different autonomous communities. Each has their own personality, traditions, festivals and saints which are celebrated throughout the year. Spain has a regional autonomy system known as the “state of the autonomies,” which grants the right for the regions to govern themselves. There are 17 autonomous communities: Andalusia, Aragón, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre, La Rioja, and Valencia.

Learn as she explores each community… in time.  See how this nation is shaped and why it is loved by so many.

— Lori Needleman



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