Photography and Archive

KBr Barcelona Photo Center
Directed by Joan Boadas (Director of the Municipal Archive of Girona since February 1990), the cycle will feature Anne Cartier-Bresson, Sergi Griño, Míriam Díez Bosch, Lluís Muntada Vendrell, Josep Maria Fonalleras, María Luis Bellido Gant, Joan Fontcuberta, and Bernardo Riego Amézaga.

From their different professional fields, the participants will address the process of archive creation throughout history, the progressive consolidation of archives as a key part of heritage and cultural conservation, their adaptation to technological shifts, and the stringencies of commoditization and globalization… In sum, diverse and complementary voices that will strive two answer two questions: What do we choose to preserve? What falls into oblivion? These are essential issues at a time when images are produced in an unrestrained manner, while their consumption and preservation as a whole appear to be impossible.

The cycle will be held in person at KBr Fundación MAPFRE’s auditorium.

All lectures will be streamed live and will be available online subsequently.

New registrations will be attended up to 3 hours before the start of each session.

For any incidence, please address your questions to


11, 18, 25 (October)
8, 15, 22, 29 (November)
13 (December)


7 pm


In person and online


Anne Cartier-Bresson
Footprints, Archives, Images.
A Series of Methodological
Approaches to the Conservation
of Photographic Collections…

7 pm, In-person and online
Sergi Griño
The Evolution of the Business
Model for an Image Bank

7 pm, In-person and online
Míriam Díez Bosch
The Whimsical Loop of Memory
7 pm, In-person and online


Lluís Muntada Vendrell
Before Oblivion
7 pm, In-person and online

Josep Maria Fonalleras
The Use of the Archive
in Literary Creation

7 pm, In-person and online
María Luisa Bellido Gant
Photographic Archive and Artistic
Creation: Fragments for an Itinerary

7 pm, In-person and online
Joan Fontcuberta
From the Analogical Arcadia
to the Digital Bazaar

7 pm, In-person and online


Bernardo Riego Amézaga
Beyond Algorithms: A Humanist
Vision of Artificial Intelligence facing
Access to Archives

7 pm, In-person and online