Tag Archives: Photographic Archive

Pérez de Rozas, the city’s graphic chroniclers in the 20th century

20 November, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council

A large number of images requested by users of the Photographic Archive of Barcelona bear the same signature of Pérez de Rozas. This lineage of graphic reporters kept up with the city’s heartbeat on a daily basis and provided images over a period of almost 60 years. The exhibition ‘Pérez de Rozas. Crònica gràfica de Barcelona 1931-1954’ [Pérez de Rozas. A Chronicle of Barcelona in Images. 1931-1954] brings together a … Read more…

Jacques Léonard, photographer of Barcelona’s gypsies

31 July, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City
Montjuic 1974 Barraca tia Maria i el tio Antonio amb Jacques Léonard

In 1952 the French photographer Jacques Léonard set up in Barcelona after falling in love with Rosario Amaya, a gypsy from the slum housing on Montjuïc mountain who was a model for painters. Léonard’s father was a gypsy and once he was accepted by the Amaya family he became part of the gypsy community at Montjuïc. This enabled him to photograph the community from within, but without compromising his professional … Read more…

Antoni Capella. Society photographer.

7 April, 2015 | Barcelona People

When a person takes a photograph, they can do so with a number of different motives. A memory of a certain occasion or person, to document a specific event, to document a historic moment, to express something artistically and so on. In terms of professional photographers, those with high public profiles are graphic reporters due to the fact that they publish in current papers and magazines, or those that create … Read more…

Barcelona, the first city to publish its autobiography

25 March, 2014 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council

Correspondence, personal diaries, writings by someone that tell us something about their appearance, character and life etc. There are people who write their autobiographies, allowing us a first-hand discovery of some of the events they played a leading role in. Now Barcelona too has its autobiography. The historian Daniel Venteo offered himself as amanuensis to the city, so enabling it to describe itself through its own documents kept at the … Read more…