"The story of the front” tells the history architecture through images of the most representative facades or interiors of different times.
Santa Marta #1, 2002
The pictures of Antonio Castañeda, give a face to tens of facades of buildings that, for him, speak of one state of the soul sometimes proud, other lost and abandoned and, that in the end, do not reveal more than a nostalgia for a place that captivates beauty.
The history of a place or a city is reflected, or is condensed or can be told, in its buildings, through these or as an event in which the protagonists are not human characters but buildings. There are, as you can guess, many other ways of structuring or telling that story, the best known being to spin social and political episodes, without neglecting ethnic, economic and religious events.