Pascual Martínez and Vincent Sáez are two Spanish photographers working in collaboration. Their focus is on human relations and the study of society through photography as a means of anthropological exploration.
They both studied at the School of Art in Murcia, and combine their work as photographers with teaching, designing and curating photography exhibitions.
Their first book The Tree of Life is Eternally Green (Overlapse, 2018) was recognized with the 2018 ArtsLibris-Fundació Banc Sabadell Prize.
The Saxons of Transylvania is the second part of a trilogy they are developing in Romanian territory.
The Saxons of Transylvania focuses on ethnic German Saxons returning to Transylvania to preserve their distinct heritage built over eight centuries. While these Saxon people were born in Transylvania, their identity is marred by events of war and communism when most of the population was forced out, or fled their towns and villages. Their now fading civilization is documented with a mix of archival images, new photographs, illustrations and storytelling – revealing an uncertain future for what is now a dispersed group of people.
Pascual Martínez + Vincent Sáez