According to the Spanish Royal Academy, a zahorí is a person that has the gift of
discovering what is hidden. Employing simple elements, such as a pendulum, it is
said they can detect radiations or magnetic fluxes emitted by entities.
Between the limits of document and fiction, “The Zahorí” continues the research that
Hugo Caro started back in the 60´s, through his photographs and instruments of
This connection between the physical and the spiritual world raises some questions
about the nature of the photographic image: Is there a link between the photograph
and the person who is photographed? Is the damage (or the cure) of the representation
transferred to the represented? Does any of the referent remains in the photographic
Science denies these practices and relationships, but perhaps, as Borges said, in the
architecture of the universe there are unreasonable cracks that we cannot explain.
All images © Sergio Dominguez