KBr is the new Photography Center with which Fundación MAPFRE begins a new stage in its intense dedication to artistic photography, one of its main areas of cultural activity since 2009.

With two exhibition areas, a bookstore, an area for educational activities and a multi-purpose auditorium, KBr becomes a national and international reference in the field of photography.


As part of our program dedicated to the most emblematic historical photographers of the 20th century, we inaugurate this exhibition dedicated to the American photographer Garry Winogrand (New York, 1928-Tijuana, Mexico, 1984), a key figure in the renewal of documentary photography.

On the other hand, the exhibition Nicholas Nixon. The Brown Sisters, will showfor the first time worldwide the forty-five photographs that, to today’s date, make up the iconic series of photographs by Nicholas Nixon, the Brown Sisters, including the last one taken in the fall of 2020.

Garry Winogrand Central Park Zoo, New York City, 1967

Garry Winogrand
Central Park Zoo, New York City, 1967
Fundación MAPFRE Collection, Madrid
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco

Nicholas Nixon The Brown Sisters, 1975
Nicholas Nixon The Brown Sisters, 1975
Fundación MAPFRE Collection, Madrid
© Nicholas Nixon

KBr today

At KBr things happen. Here we are developing a permanent educational program, focused more on training future generations in the understanding of the language of photography and its artistic dimension than on explaining a specific exhibition. We share knowledge about photography through meetings and conferences. 

All our activities aim to contribute to the dynamism and projection of Barcelona through an area – artistic photography – closely associated with the cultural excellence of contemporary Catalonia.