Photo exhibitions in Barcelona

KBr Barcelona Photo Center

Fine art photography exhibitions in Barcelona

The KBr Barcelona Foto Center is Fundación MAPFRE’s photography venue in Barcelona, a dynamic space dedicated to contemporary visual art of the highest caliber. Located in the iconic Olympic Port area of Barcelona, the epicenter of leisure and entertainment, it offers an enticing photography program that includes exhibitions by the great names of contemporary photography as well as historical photos and the emerging talent of young artists.

Its program, which regularly includes collaborations with leading institutions on the international photographic scene, promotes dialogue and interaction through educational activities, conferences and workshops that enrich the experience of its audiences, seeking ultimately to facilitate understanding and enjoyment of photography as part of our artistic heritage and as a documentary record of our time.

In its barely four years of existence, the KBr Fundación MAPFRE has established itself as one of the main players in Barcelona’s cultural scene and an international benchmark in the field of photography.

Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn, Nueva York, 1954

Louis Stettner
Brooklyn Promenade, Brooklyn, New York, 1954
Colecciones Fundación MAPFRE
© Louis Stettner Estate

Louis Stettner

From 6 June to 15 September 2024

The variety of the subjects he covers and the permanent social content of his images are the main features of the work of the North American photographer Louis Stettner (New York, 1922-Paris, 2016), with a long and very interesting trajectory that has so far not received the recognition it deserves.

Stettner’s life straddled New York and Paris, and he remained rooted in two worlds at a time when most photographers just related to one of them. In this sense, his work is reminiscent of both the aesthetics of New York street photography and the poetic gaze of traditional French urban photography, always against the backdrop of his social concern and his determination to reflect the dignity of the human being.

The exhibition, made up of more than 180 photographs covering Stettner’s entire career, aims to alleviate the lack of knowledge that still exists about his personality and the relevance of his work.

Curator: Sally Martin Katz (Curatorial Assistant of Photography at SFMOMA)

Miss Piggy II, Santiago, de la serie El circo, 1984 © Paz Errazuriz. Colecciones Fundación MAPFRE

Paz Errazuriz
Miss Piggy II, Santiago, from the series The circus, 1984
© Paz Errazuriz. Colecciones Fundación MAPFRE

Paz Errázuriz

From 6 June to 15 September 2024

In 2018, and after the first exhibition of the artist’s work in Spain, Fundación MAPFRE added to its collection 173 works by the Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz (Santiago de Chile, 1944), author of an extensive, committed, and renowned body of work on the social and political reality of her country with an aesthetic that, far removed from classic photojournalism, contains a profound observation of the human condition.

As part of the KBr’s annual programme with our Collections, this exhibition presents a careful selection of this group of images, offering an overview of her work from the 1970s to the present day and including some of her best-known series, such as La Manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple) and El infarto del alma (The Heart Attack of the Soul).

Curator: Carlos Gollonet (Chief Curator of Photography, Fundación MAPFRE)