Photobooks Spain: 1905-1977 by Horacio Fernández
Publisher: RM/Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofía
The form of the photobook allows for narrative meaning to arise from the images, and as such, has been used by many of the world’s preeminent photographers to present and communicate their works. In Spain particularly, the photo book is coloured by a complex national history: the Civil War, the transition to democracy, the social and cultural role of the peasantry and the evolving role of women have all been significantly documented via the photobook. This volume (published to accompany an exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) collects the work of not only well-known photographers such as José Ortiz Echagüe, Alfonso, Francesc Català-Roca, Ramón Masats, Xavier Miserachs, Francisco Ontañón and Colita, but also relatively unknown figures, such as Antonio Cánovas, the collective work of Misiones Pedagógicas (Teaching Missions), José Compte, Enrique Palazuelo, Luis Acosta Moro and Salvador Costa.