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Los ojos de Barcelona

Adolf Mas. The eyes of Barcelona

This catalog, published to accompany the exhibition Adolf Mas. Los ojos de Barcelona [Adolf Mas. The Eyes of Barcelona], brings together the work of a key figure from Catalan noucentista photography, through 200 photographs and diverse documentary material that reveal the central aspects of his career.

The work of this pioneer of photojournalism in Catalonia at the beginning of the 20th century reflects Barcelona’s architectural, social and cultural changes in images that intertwine the documentary record and the aesthetic lines of contemporary European artistic currents. A Barcelona of contrasts, stratified between the shantytowns on the outskirts and the mansions of the Eixample, between the luxurious cafés in the center for the enjoyment of the bourgeoisie and the shacks built by beggars in Barceloneta.