This page is part of the Ekkono training in values through football initiative. The objective is to contribute to the interpretation of contemporary problems through the link between Football and Art, offering different possibilities of reading and understanding this sport in the context of today’s society.

We will be uploading and sharing art works linked to football made by artists, with the aim of creating a «collection» of references with which to promote thinking and reflecting on this sporting practice, from different disciplines: illustration, video, sculpture, painting, etc.

ARTIST: MANDY BARKER (Photographer, 1964 – . England)
TITLE: Penalty
Photograph. 2002

With this work the artist wants to raise awareness about the problem of marine pollution. The balls were collected in seas and coasts around the world, by people who voluntarily wanted to participate in the initiative, called by the artist through social networks. In total, 992 balls were recovered in just 4 months, collected from 144 beaches in 41 different countries.