The COAC Archive and Library are collaborating in the exhibition ‘Barcelona. The Metropolis in the Age of Photography, 1860-2004’
The Historical Archive and the Library of the COAC are collaborating in the exhibition ‘Barcelona. The Metropolis in the Age of Photography, 1860-2004’, which can be visited at La Virreina until 26 June 2016. The COAC has lent for this exhibition a total of 69 documents, including photos and journals.
The exhibition, curated by Jorge Ribalta, explores photographic imagery of the city's urban development over a century and a half of history. It follows the connection between the city’s urban transformation, marked by the celebration of major events, from the 1888 Universal Exhibition through to the 2004 Forum of Cultures, and the historical role of photography in shaping the perception and public opinion of the city, from the emergence of multiple photographic techniques during the 1850s, up to the massive explosion of digital technologies, the Internet, mobile phones and social networks at the transition between the 20th and 21st centuries.
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