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