Madre e Hija
When, in 1957, Leopoldo Pomés was commissioned to document the city of Barcelona through a series of photographs, the young man decided against portraying his home-town as an idealised utopia (as those whom had commissioned the project had wished him to do). Instead, he endeavoured to create a microcosm of Barcelona in which its many blemishes were plain to see.
The resulting work therefore captures the 'real' Barcelona of the Fifties. Moreover, Pomés's photographs vividly depict life in a number of very different barrios at the time in question, including El Raval, L'Eixample, Barceloneta, Verdum and Encants.
The exhibition will be open from 11am to 2pm and 4-8pm, Monday to Saturday.