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MNAC exhibits photographic works of Joan Colom
Joan Colom (Barcelona, 1921) is one of the most important Spanish photographers of the second half of the 20th century and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in the Montjuïc area is currently presenting exhibition ´Yo hago la calle. Joan Colom, fotografías 1957-2010´, which is completely dedicated to his works.
Colom is renown for his contribution to post-war photography, being at the forefront of the so-called New Avant-Garde of the 1950s and 60s.
Be prepared to be fully immersed as there are over 9000 exhibits featured in the exhibition. Expect post war photography like no other as Joan Colom is commonly referred to as the greatest with regards to post-war photography. Controversial subjects can be see in popular works such as the images taken in the 1960s in the red light district of Barcelona’s Barrio Chino, where he shot street life in black and white and focussed on marginalised people and sex workers in the neighborhood.
You can also see other works from 1990 to 2010. The exhibition was initiated by Colom himself, who is in ill health and wanted his work to be published before he died. The exhibition runs until 25th May and we recommend that you view these poignant, interesting and masterful exhibits.
If you plan on visiting some of the exciting exhibitions in the city, DestinationBCN have central Barcelona apartments that are comfortable and make an ideal base for your trip.