When documentary photographer Bebe Blanco Agterberg was 12, her mother, who was born in Spain during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco but was later adopted and raised in the Netherlands, appeared on a Dutch TV show that helps reunite people with their biological families. Bebe's mother had never been able to discuss her past, simply because, until she was reunited with her relatives, she had never known what had happened to her – or why.
Bebe was clearly deeply affected by her mother's experience. The absence that we try to fill with information and the process of reconstruction would later become a recurring theme in Bebe's work, perhaps most prominently in A Mal Tiempo, Buena Cara (In Bad Weather, A Good Face). The documentary project, shot in black and white, reflected on the transition period in Spain following Franco's death in 1975 and explored how "forgetting" was used as a political tool during the country's shift to democracy.