Casa Camper opened its doors in 2005 as a converted fourteenth-century hotel. It is located in the historic neighbourhood of the Raval: a place where the touristy meets the local and the avant-garde meets tradition. In her work, photographer Maria Espeus captures this unique character, which is manifested not only in the people of the Raval, but also in its streets, shops and atmosphere. Some of her images are dedicated to a world on the verge of disappearance, while others depict a new way of life that flourishes on every corner.
Espeus began her work in 1968 and moved to Barcelona in 1977, where she has been exhibited on various occasions. In 2007, Nova Era Publications released a book entitled The Other, which compiles her photographs alongside texts by Xavier Capmany, Norberto Chaves, Josep Ramoneda and Peret. The book is a work of art in itself and, on April 26th, will be displayed alongside Espeus's images at Casa Camper. Despite having been renovated and extended, the hotel has never lost its original uniqueness, nor the character that it so powerfully shares with the Raval.
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