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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Josep Giribet
- Explore score
- 1.05 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Sep 12, 2013
- Date taken
- Sep 11, 2013
- photojournalism, social
Thanks to the massive pro-independence demonstration on September 11th, 2012 in Catalonia, Catalans showed that there was a social majority supporting independence which pushed the political class into motion towards the achievement of an independent state.
This year, on September 11th, the world has to look again towards Catalonia to witness the democratic desire of the Catalan people, strenghtening the process which will allow Catalans to achieve freedom from Spain no later than 2014. Now it is time for the “Via Catalana”, the Catalan way. Linked together, united, stretching across the country in a human chain so the desire of the majority of Catalans, to become a new state in Europe, becomes real.
Self-organised, formed by 1.6 million people and without the intervention of any political parties, this gigaphoto shows one of the areas of the human chain in the southern part of Catalonia, where people from a small town in the mainland of the country rallied in their hundreds to fill up their part of the chain.
This particular gigaphoto has been painstakingly stitched manually instead of using stitching software due to the impossibility of using automatic software to merge the 147 photos together, reaching a total width of 299.999px, the maximum allowed by the Photoshop.