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The Vintage Photos Of Leopoldo Pomés At The Foto Colectania

18 Sep

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: colectania@colectania.es

*Portfolio_ The Intrusive Eye Of Biel Capllonch

21 Sep

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Fotos by_Biel Capllonch

Barcelona based photographer Biel Capllonch , has been shooting images for nearly 15 years.  His body of work is extensive as it is diverse, he has shot campaigns for Ikea as well as covers for LeCool.  A master of composition, his work leaves you questioning what is at the periphery of his lens.  Both intense and shrouded in mystery his images are quietly chaotic and conceptually well restrained with a calm force of candor for his subjects at hand.

When looking at his images one gets the feeling of being an intruder in a world that only Biel has stumbled upon and one which only he knows what really happened that day. Are we voyeurs? Do the subjects know we are watching? Do they like it? Did we get there to late?

 His photography evokes a certain kind of awkward silence; a journey behind closed doors of the suburban, the glamorous and the elite.  It is a study in human emotion, fears, and the peeling back of veils. Nothing is what it seems. Nothing will ever be same.

TO VIEW BIEL’S WORK CLICK BELOW:
http://www.bielcapllonch.com