Apart from their evident mastery of colour and framing, Navia’s documentary photographs are noted for their humanistic approach to landscapes and peoples of the South: the Mediterranean, Africa, Latin America and any regions with Latin and Iberian roots.
According to series director Chema Conesa, “Navia has created a highly personal photographic style which is related to literary construction. The airy silence of his chromatic chiaroscuros are pure atmosphere and evocation. He stops the world and activates suggestion, with images that are constructed with the same imperfections as life—what’s half done, the emotion of that which is about to happen, the hum of time itself.”
The PHotoBolsillo series publishes monographs on the most important Spanish, Latin American and African photographers in a didactic and affordable format.