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Ebers
Garcia

2012 N magazine
Photo Contest Winner



(above)
Flower images are a special
subject for Ebers Garcia

Ebers Garcia wasn't thinking of winning a photo contest when he shot his winning image. He was thinking of falling. The spiral staircase in the photo is at the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona. Ebers and his family took the elevator to the top of the famous building by architect Antonio Gaudi. The movement in the photograph is what Ebers felt when he looked down. "I'm a little acrophobic," he says. "It was a scary moment for me because there was no place to hold onto. You have these visions of what happens if I fall down, or if I drop the camera?" He had the presence of mind to capture both the image and the feeling of looking all the way down the staircase while balancing and holding onto his Olympus DSLR E-510.


Ebers and his family were featured in N magazine in 2009 when he was recognized by the North Natomas TMA for his dedication to cycling. The Garcia family lived in Barcelona for a month this summer while Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, an associate UC Davis professor and Chair of the Chicana/o Studies Program, taught a class on immigration in Europe. Ebers is a graphic designer and owner of Somos Advertising and Design, focusing on Hispanic advertising. He kept in touch with clients while in Spain, though he had to stay up nights to keep up with the time change. He even managed to ride his bike. "I met a lot of people in Spain while riding. I'm a real advocate for cycling and for the North Natomas TMA."


(above)
Sentinel" taken in Barcelona at the
la Pedrera by Antonio GaudÌ



(above)
Contest Winning Photo
Spiral Staircase

The family is already planning another month in Spain next June, when Miroslava will teach her UC Davis class there again. "It's just magnificent," Ebers says. He will take his camera and his bicycle again, and plans to revisit the Sagrada Familia.

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