Juan José Padilla performs a pass at his comeback bullfight.
Spanish bullfighter Juan José Padilla (38), known as the ‘Cyclone of Jerez’, lost the sight in one eye and has partial paralysis of the face, after being gored by a bull in October 2011. The bull slammed one of its horns into Padilla’s jaw, and gouged out his left eye. Padilla needed substantial reconstructive surgery, and a titanium plate implant. Five months later he made a comeback, in the southwestern town of Olivenza. After the fight, Padilla was carried from the ring on the shoulders of a fellow bullfighter, an honor reserved for the very best performers.
Le torero espagnol Juan José Padilla (38 ans), surnommé le cyclone de Jerez est devenu borgne et partiellement paralysé du visage après avoir été encorné par un taureau en octobre 2011. Cinq mois plus tard, il est de retour dans l’arène, à Olivenza, ville du sud-ouest. Après la corrida, il est sorti de l’arène porté en triomphe sur les épaules d’un camarade : honneur uniquement réservé aux plus grands des toreros.
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Daniel Ochoa de Olza was born the son of a writer and an art history teacher in Pamplona in October, 1978.
His interest turned from painting to photography in 2001 when he started studying artistic photography in Pamplona and later in Barcelona.
He became a full time relation with Associated Press in 2005 and has been an AP staff photographer since 2009.
As a photographer, Daniel has covered a variety of breaking news and features. He is especially interested in ethnography.