Title : EL LIBRO NEGRO DE VITORIA
Photographer(s) : Mariano Guindal, Juan H. Gimenez
Writer(s) : José Antonio Novais
Publisher(s): Ediciones 99,Madrid, Spain
Year : 1976
Print run :
Language(s) : Spanish
Pages : 172
Size : 13 x 21 cm
Binding : Softcover
Print : Printed by Graficas Rey, Madrid, Spain
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest : Spain, 1976
This book tell of the police suppression of a worker's strike that ended in deaths and firearm wounds. The text is a sober chronicle of the events, accompanied by two section of photographs. The pictures are documentary and show what the cameras have succeeded in capturing: pools of blood on the ground, barricades, groups of policemen, bullet marks on the walls, and a mass funeral.
The four dead workers have weighed heavily on the authors of the book, who have felt the shame of others as their own. They do not give any personal interpretation of the events, they limit themselves to recounting them, to reconstructing the process that led to that tragic 3rd March.