Upcoming
Exhibitions

KBr Barcelona Photo Center
Tennessee, 1950<br />
Brooklyn Museum, donación de Wallace B. Putnam del Estate of Consuelo Kanaga<br />
© Brooklyn Museum

Consuelo Kanaga
Tennessee, 1950
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wallace B. Putnam from the Estate of Consuelo Kanaga
© Brooklyn Museum

Consuelo Kanaga

Catch the Spirit

15 February to 12 May 2024

Over six decades, the American photographer Consuelo Kanaga (1894-1976) captured the social conflicts of her time, from urban poverty to the fight for laboral rights, the terror of racial segregation and social inequality. A pioneer of photojournalism, she mastered diverse genres such as still life, but became especially known for her emotive and introspective social portraits of African Americans, in which she combined modernist formal techniques and radical documentary politics. This exhibition, organised by the Brooklyn Museum in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, aims to raise awareness of her work, as well as to give the artist her rightful place in the history of photography.

Grup d'homes al voltant d'un petit estany, 1910-1920<br />
Plata en gelatina a partir de negatiu de vidre<br />
Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya (ANC), Fons Antoni Rosal Grelon, Sant Cugat del Vallès

Antoni Rosal Grelon
Grup d’homes al voltant d’un petit estany, 1910-1920
Plata en gelatina a partir de negatiu de vidre
Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya (ANC), Fons Antoni Rosal Grelon, Sant Cugat del Vallès

The domestic camera

Amateur photography in Catalonia  (ca. 1880-1936)

15 February to 12 May 2024

From the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of the Civil War, an amateur and popular photographic culture was born and developed strongly in Catalonia. It occurred at the same time as in other parts of Europe and marked the first time in history that people were able to represent themselves without relying on artistic or technical knowledge. This exhibition proposes to review this phenomenon by looking at a selection of recurring themes and visual motifs from this period. It will provide an insight into who practised photography as a hobby and how the language of amateur and popular photography was constituted in the early 20th century, combining the parameters of the international market, the technical and artistic aspirations of amateur photographers and the specific social and cultural features of the territory.