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Temporary exhibtion Hall at La Pedrera

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Leopoldo Pomés (Barcelona, 1931) is one of the undisputed leading lights of Catalan contemporary photography in the second half of the 20th century. A photographer, advertisement maker, film director, draughtsman, poet, businessman and gourmet, Pomés has demonstrated his constant passion for the image throughout his extensive career.

A multitalented man with a penetrating eye, a lively personality and enormous charisma, Pomés succeeded in breaking free of the tight shackles of the conventional pictorial photography and photo reportage found in Barcelona in the 1950s and 60s and in capturing the spirit of the new times. His tremendous poetic vision soon made him an innovative creative force in the realm of advertising, which was just beginning to develop as Spain’s economy started to grow. Since 1961, the year he set up the Studio Pomés, he has continued to combine his passion for photography with his professional work in publicity.

This exhibition featuring over a hundred of Pomés’ works takes a close look at his vast creative universe, his life and the visual path he has followed, from his early links with the Dau al Set group through to the present day.