Text: Oriol Maspons
Size: 13 x 18 cm
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Of the series that make up this book, the most widely recognised is Barcelona, blanc i negre [Barcelona, black and white]. It depicts Barcelona during the sixties—children at play, fruit sellers in El Born, flower vendors, families... Costa Brava Show portrays beaches, people and the summer atmosphere in Ibiza, Tossa de Mar, Cadaqués and Calonge. In contrast, the photographs taken in Andalusia are work-centred. We no longer see women relaxing under the sun, but bullfighters, ranchers and Easter processions that bring us closer to the idea of religion as the starting point of every Andalusian’s life.
Xavier Miserachs (Barcelona, 1937-1998) abandoned medical school to work as a photographer. In 1961 he set up his own studio and started undertaking professional projects, for which he started to be recognised. He was a correspondent, co-directed two films and co-founded the photography school EINA. He worked for magazines such as Actualidad Española, Bazaar and Triunfo, and he also made photo-reports for La Vanguardia and Gaceta Ilustrada. His book Full de contactes. Memòries was awarded the II Premi Gaziel for biographies and memoirs in 1997.