Carme García

Carme García de Ferrando and her photographic wonders

The Photographic Archive of Barcelona is hosting a new exhibition on one of the most important photographers of the city during the second half of the twentieth century.

Histories of photography in Barcelona tend to place the figure of Carme García de Ferrando in an almost marginal place, which seems to be the fate of many women working in the field. The truth is that Carme García is an important example of tenacity and talent. Born in 1915, during the hundred years of her life García was a self-taught photographer who was keenly interested in art and technique, though she was in her mid 50s when she joined the Photographic Association of Catalonia and promoted some of the first courses aimed at women, which were considered to be an anomalous curiosity at the time. Her approach was realistic, and, in 2011 she left an important collection of her negatives to the Photographic Archive of Barcelona that totalled over 9,000 images, many of which can now be seen at this exhibition, which is being held with the collaboration of La Virreina Image Center.

The exhibition, titled Carme García. Des del terrat, can be seen from 14 June to 20 October and features 100 photographs obtained directly from the negatives and more than 200 digital prints, plus a showcase containing her working equipment and material.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018
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