Since the Great Recession of 2008, hundreds of thousands of Spaniards have been forced from their homes. For over five years, photographer Guillaume Darribau has documented the Spanish neighborhood hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis, the area of Barcelona known as Ciutat Meridiana where about 20 percent of apartments are in eviction proceedings. But, as Brenna Bhandar writes, Ciutat Meridiana, like so many other communities, has united to fight evictions and reform Spain’s punitive mortgage laws.

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