Photography by Pulitzer Prize winner Javier Bauluz.
On September 2nd, 2000, the Spanish photo-journalist Javier Bauluz published a shocking and seemingly incredible photograph in the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.
A couple of visitors can be seen sat under an umbrella near the corpse of a sub-Saharan immigrant who drowned after his raft sank before the beach of Zahara.
The man is wearing sunglasses and swimming trunks and the woman a fashionable bikini. What makes the photograph disturbing is not just the jarring juxtaposition of leisure and tragedy, wealth and poverty, but the fact that the couple appears to be so completely unaffected by the presence of the body in jeans and a yellow sweatshirt, that they remain seated along their cooler and drinks.
The corpse was not removed for several hours, but the seasonal activity of a beach crowded with visitors continued unhindered.