© Leopoldo Pomés

Barcelona 1957. Leopoldo Pomés

We present the exhibition "Barcelona 1957. Leopoldo Pomés", a show that recovers the photographic project about the city of Barcelona that the publisher Carlos Barral commissioned to a young Pomés in 1957 but which, despite its quality and intensity, has not surfaced until now. Far from portraying a showcase city, Pomés suggested a tour through the very essence of Barcelona in the late fifties offering his view over the city as a whole.

Therefore, the Raval or the Eixample did not escape from his objective as neither did the ​​life in neighborhoods such as the Barceloneta, Verdum or the Encants, located at the time in the city limits. From September 19 to January 26, 2013 the 80 photographs, many of them vintage prints, that compose the project can be seen in this exhibition curated by Pepe Font de Mora, director of Foto Colectania, which will also be compiled in a photo-book co-edited by Colectania and La Fábrica, including texts by Juan Manuel Bonet, Leopoldo Pomés and Eduardo Mendoza.

In collaboration with the Foto Colectania Foundation, the Cinémathèque of Catalunya pays homage to Pomés during the month of October. More information here.

The book that accompanies the exhibition is available.

Presentation of the book at Foto Colectania: during December, exact date to be confirmed.


Moday to saturday from 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm

Guided tours (included in the entrance fee): Mondays at 7pm, for a minimum of 5 people.

© Leopoldo Pomés
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