This collection by Barcelona-born photographer Xavier Miserachs takes the viewer on a unique visual journey through the history of the city. His photographs portray the everyday life of residents, focusing on aspects such as economic struggles, work, relationships and celebrations. An influential name in photography, Miserachs’s work depicts his intense relationship with the city throughout his professional career from 1954 to 1998. Miserachs discovered photography at a young age and when he was 17 he won the First Luis Navarro Trophy at the Agrupació Fotogràfica de Catalunya’s Second National Modern Photography Show. After being water damaged by a flood in the Seventies, the archive of images was restored by Miserachs himself, along with historian Maria Dolors Tapias Gil. The collection, which was curated by Horacio Fernandez, includes some 80,000 photographs and negatives, administrative documents and notebooks, as well as publications from the photographer’s personal library.
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