david oliete: human tower competition in tarragona, spainimage © david oliete

 

 

hosted in the city of tarragona once every two years, ‘concurs de castells’, the most important human tower competition took place with the participation of 32 teams from all around catalonia and a live audience of more than 20,000 people. documented by spanish photographer david oliete, the images capture a unique aerial perspective of the historical event. simple rules apply to the sport: the higher and difficult to build a tower is, the more points a team gets. measuring between six and ten levels high, teams are formed between 100 to 500 women and men to create the largest structures possible. the youngest and lightest members form the top of the tower while heavier members maintain the base. for more images of the ‘concurs de castells’ shoot visit the artist’s flickr here.

 

 

 

concurs de castells   human tower competition photographs by david oliete

image © david oliete

 

 

concurs de castells   human tower competition photographs by david oliete

image © david oliete

 

 

concurs de castells   human tower competition photographs by david oliete

image © david oliete

 

 

concurs de castells   human tower competition photographs by david oliete

image © david oliete

 

 

concurs de castells   human tower competition photographs by david oliete

image © david oliete

 

 

 

 

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