"Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker,
or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications."
--Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
Erin Kyle Danna
El Raval (2012)
El Raval (2012) is a portrait of Barcelona's ancient Chinatown neighborhood, also known as the Barrio Chino or Barri Xinès. Once synonymous with drugs, crime, and prostitution, El Raval now balances on the threshold of gentrification as it serves as home to a variety of immigrant populations from Pakistan, the Philippines, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Erin Kyle Danna (born 1985, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a visual artist working across several disciplines including photography, drawing, and collage. Currently living and working in New York City, Danna grew up in southern New Jersey and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA in Illustration and Art History in 2007. She attended RISD's European Honors Program, a year of independent study in Rome, Italy, from 2006-2007.