Located above Avenida Diagonal tucked away on a quite street- The Foto Colectania Foundation sits in a nondescript building and hides one of the best kept secrets documenting Barcelona’s past. Their latest exhibit which opens on Wednesday (September 19) presents one the city’s lesser known street photographers in a show simply titled “Barcelona 1957. Leopoldo Pomés“. The Foto Colectania recovers the photographic journey through the city of Barcelona when publisher Carlos Barral commissioned a young Pomés in 1957 to document city life through his own eyes.
Far from portraying Barcelona as a “showcase” city, Pomés guides you on a tour through the very essence of Barcelona in the late fifties, offering up his own view rather than a generic look at the city as a whole. Documenting life in neighborhoods such as the Raval and the Eixample his camera lens also captured the more marginalized barrios of Barcelona like the now infamous Barceloneta, and the areas of the Verdum and the Encants, which at the time were located outside the city limits. However, despite its quality and intensity, for some reason theses images , most of which have never been seen have not surfaced until now.
Curated by Pepe Font de Mora, director of Foto Colectania the exhibit which runs from September 19 to January 26, 2013 will feature the 80 photographs, many of them vintage prints, that composed the original project.
The collection will also be compiled in a photo-book co-edited by Colectania in collaboration with La Fábrica, including texts by Juan Manuel Bonet, Leopoldo Pomés and Eduardo Mendoza and will be on sale at the Foundation.
Fundació FOTO COLECTANIA
Julián Romea, 6, D2 08006 Barcelona, Tel. +34 93 217 16 26, E-mail: email@example.com
Located in the heart of the Born, 24 KILATES outshines the competition with its one of a kind urban collection which will make even the most jaded sneaker freak legs tremble upon stepping foot into this showroom.
With a well curated collection of the most important names of urban street wear- 24 kilates is all about quality not quantity. The owners have made sure to make this a must on your list when looking to bling out your wardrobe.
Thanks to their unique partnership with major brands, 24 Kilates has secured the rights to be the exclusive dealers of limited edition collections presented in Spain- from Nike to New Balance, vintage Reebock and one of a kind Adidas.
With a unique set up showcasing watches, books, collector items and it’s own DJ Booth, 24 KILATES attracts its fair share of local celebrities and fashionistas looking to show off their style and deck out their wardrobe. 24 Kilates has the minus touch when it comes to selecting unique merchandise and a varied collection of candy shaded footwear.
For Hardcore enthuisasts check out their blog for sneak peeks of upcoming collection and sample sales HERE
24 Kilates Barcelona– C/ Comerc 29
tel +34 93 2688437
Open from 11am-2pm and 4pm-9pm.
While the 99% percent were busying torching the streets and protesting the recent government cuts, the 1% continued their business as usual on Passeig De Gracia.
This Picture was taken today at the Fundació Joan Miró
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This weekend (Feb. 10-12) Barcelona hosts the first annual LLUM BCN ’12. Over sixty nine of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings will be lit up in celebration of the Santa Eulàlia festival.
This year the city has jumped on the digital bandwagon by offering a digital photo contest allowing visitors and locals to photograph buildings and artistic lighting shows using the picture sharing platform: INSTAGRAM.
The competion is simple- upload your pictures using Instagram, and tag your photo using the hashtag: #llumbcn12
A jury will then select the top three images that embodies the spirit of the city. Prizes include: a Brompton Bicycle, A pair of Munich trainers or a dinner for two at the Moritz Factory.
For those of you participating this weekend here at Pulso we want to see what you guys are up to- follow us on instagram at PULSOBCN and share your pictures.
For More Information: www.bcn.cat/santaeulalia
If you like your girls like you like your jeans (cheap, skinny and trashy) head over to APOLO on Monday night (Feb 6th) and raise your Budweiser to celebrate the 7th anniversary of NASTY MONDAY.
At this point Nasty Mondays has become a Barcelona institution for glam rock, 80’s throwbacks, mixed with modern indie rock classics mixed by legendary God-like status DJ’s MADMAX & SÖREN.
Sala Apolo- Nou De La Rambla, 111 Barcelona
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Now in its 15th edition DOCS BARCELONA contributes to an industry sector that is often left in the dark during times of financial crisis.
On January 31st documentary film lovers can enjoy a week-long festival of documentaries showing at some of the city’s most iconic cultural locations. Thanks to a the generosity of these sponsors , Docs Barcelona continues to showcase the best documentary films presented to a city whose never-ending thirst for culture is refreshing.
Unique in its format, Docs Barcelona acts as a springboard for lesser known international documentary directors as well as covering a wealth of topics and points of views. From the periphery to the mainstream you can find all of this years selection here.
Docs Barcelona also serves as a platform for unfinished documentaries by helping unite independent film-makers with financial assistance in order to help these films receive regional and local distribution. The festival has now become the third largest financial forum in this aspect of the industry. Each year the festival gathers more than 300 professionals from 36 countries and provides a forum which helps young directors sharpen their pitches and correctly market their film in order to help them gain the maximum exposure when promoting their work.
For more information on venues & times: DOCS BARCELONA.