Forget Photoshop; Gaudí- Roca Famous Fifties Photos Hit Barcelona Arts Scene

By Nancy Todd

I love history in photos, especially when they are peppery black and whites.  Photos transport me and teach me history that I know is accurate,  pre-photo shop.  Dozens of photos from the 50′s, by Catala-Roca, capture ordinary folks doing ordinary stuff.  Shoe shiners, street cleaners, marines walking down the street with women in their sassy 50′s high heels, a barefoot Gypsy girl, men in Madrid selling water in pottery jugs.  This show is superb and I can’t wait to go back for a second look.   All of this in Gaudí’s building, La Pedera.   Hang in there with the video, Catala-Roca’s photos appear in the middle.


Where:  La Pedera, Passeig de Gracia, L’Exaimple Dreta (right)  Neighborhood,  Admission free.

Metro:  Green Line, Passeig de Gracia

Date:  Until September 25, 2011

Related Spain Scoop:  More on this excellent artist, Catala Roca.         Check out Madrid’s International Film Festival

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