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Paco Gómez

The poetry of architecture at Foto Colectania

The Foto Colectania photographic exhibition space to look back on the photographic work of Paco Gómez, an artist who reflected new developments in the architecture of his time.

The photographer Francisco Gómez, who was known to his friends and colleagues as Paco, was one of the photographers working in the second half of the 20th century who best captured the shifting realities of the Spain of the time. While he worked for a number of different media outlets, Gómez was also an independent photographer whose artistic mission was to define the poetic moment of things, and, in his work, these "things" are the urban dynamics of growing cities, which were undergoing a process of rapid modernisation that opened up the door for new contemporary initiatives within the framework of architecture. When photographing these new, impressive structures, he captured the poetic magic of steel, cement and stone. His work, which he developed until his death in Madrid in 1998, is preserved in an extensive archive from which more than 150 photographs published in magazines have now been selected and are on display at Foto Colectania.

The exhibition ‘Paco Gómez Archive. The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image’, which will be inaugurated at 8pm on 20 March, can be seen at the headquarters of the Foto Colectania foundation in Passeig Picasso until 17 June.

Additional information is available from the Foto Colectania website.

Publication date: Friday, 16 March 2018
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