'El piropo a la Via Laietana' (Barcelona, 1962), one of the photographs by Xavier Miserachs in the exhibition

Different angles on Xavier Miserachs

La Pedrera to host a comprehensive exhibition on one of the major Catalan photographers of the second half of the 20th century.

Photographs in black and white and colour, taken in a spirit of experimentation or on commission, in his spare time or as a professional photographer, La Pedrera is to host a temporary exhibition on the work of Xavier Miserachs (Barcelona, ​​1937 - Badalona, ​​1998), one of the major renovators of documentary photography after the Spanish Civil War. Xavier Miserachs . Unexpected Epilogue will be open to the public from 16 March to 15 July.

Creativity and innovation were two characteristics of the photographer's work, in an era marked by strict censorship and precariousness. Miserachs dropped out of medical school to devote himself to his great passion, and became a member of the Catalan Photographic Association at a surprisingly young age. There he met and made friends with another illustrious name in the field, Oriol Maspons, and gained prestige when he featured in two exhibitions together with Ricard Terré and Ramon Masats, one in 1957 and the other in 1959. He also gained notoriety with the publication of books like Barcelona. Blanc I negre (1964) and Costa Brava Show (1966). Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to review his whole career and explore the second half of the twentieth century through Miserachs’ committed, reflective vision, which was like a glimpse of the future of photography. Laura Terré is the curator of the exhibition.

Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera has planned various types of guided visits to the exhibition, for the general public (every Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at noon), and for school children and groups pending prior reservations. Additionally, on Monday, May 14 at 7pm, a round table discussion titled "Photographic Criteria" will be held at La Pedrera, and attended by photographers Carlos Pérez Siquier and Txema Salvans and the photography publisher Pepe Baeza.

Additional information is available from the following link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 13 March 2018
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