Bullfighter’s Return Stuns a Hardened Sport
Although Fiske-Harrison did not contribute in words to The New York Times’cover story below (which ran with similar prominence in the International Herald Tribune) he was with Juan José Padilla at the time and arranged the interview, (having met Raphael Minder for the NYT-IHT article further on.) Padilla is not only the first matador Fiske-Harrison met for Into The Arena, but also accompanied and mentored him in his forays into the ring.
“I’m somebody who has always accepted the risks of my profession, as well as its rewards,” said Mr. Padilla on his decision to return to bullfighting.
MADRID — Five months after surviving a horrifying goring, Juan José Padilla, one of Spain’s leading bullfighters, wears a patch over his left eye and cannot chew any food, even after a series of surgeries to reconstruct part of his face. [Read more...]