How does a writer tell a story to a photographer? How does a writer look at a work of art?
Photography, emotion and the body in the work of Richard Learoyd
The intentional use of somewhat anachronistic technology, a personal yet distant relationship with the models, the spontaneity hidden behind a pose… We invite you to share the unusual gaze these two writers offer us of the work of one of the most intriguing contemporary photographers on the current scene.
On 3 September, at 11.30am, 1pm, 5.30pm and 7pm at our Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall in Barcelona we will find out why Learoyd chooses to use a darkroom, we will learn about his deliberate formal decision to isolate the subject from the medium and the medium from the subject and we will glimpse the emotions of the people portrayed in his photographs.
Photography, emotion and the body in the work of Richard Learoyd is the title of this journey we are offering you on the final days of the exhibition.
Purchase a ticket and enjoy the tour free of charge. Come and discover this artist’s real and imagined universe.
Antonio J. Rodríguez (Oviedo, 1987) is an editor, journalist and writer. He is currently the guest editor at Caballo de Troya, a publisher belonging to the Random House group. From 2013 to 2018 he was editor in chief and co-editorial director of PlayGround. He has written three novels, Vidas perfectas, Fresy Cool, and, most recently, Candidato, all three of which were published by Literatura Random House.
Margaryta Yakovenko (Ukraine, 1992) is a journalist specialized in international politics and a writer. She has worked at newspapers such as El País and El Periódico de Cataluña and as editor of the magazine PlayGround. She is the author of the short story No queda tanto published in the Cuadernos de Medusa II anthology. She is currently working on her first novel.