As part of the 20thanniversary edition of the mass photography display of contemporary and historic works, PHotoESPAÑA (6 June-26 August 2018, venues across Madrid, Barcelona and in Valencia), the Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid will open an exhibition Descubriendo a Luis Massoncommemorating the work of the French 19th-century photographer Luis Masson (born 1825), who produced a complete topographical photographic study of Spain and was also noted for his photographic reproductions of the works of Murillo. Masson established himself in Seville in 1858 with his wife, Lorenza Simonin, with whom he worked over the next eight years producing a wide range of architectural photographs, some stereoscopic, of Seville and other Andalucian cities and monuments, working in particular for the Duque de Montpensier. In 1866 he moved to Madrid, recording from there the cities of Toledo, Ávila, Valladolid, Salamanca and Burgos, before returning to Seville at the end of the 1870s, where he was last recorded in 1881.The photographs are selected from the private Colección Fernández Rivero de Fotografía Antigua, which owns about 35,000 original photographs ranging from the 1840s through to the early decades of the 20thcentury. It focuses its collections on Spanish images and in particular photographs created in Andalucia, with a special section on Málaga and its province. The exhibition was previously shown (January-March 2018) at the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía, Almería. An accompanying monograph by Juan Antonio Fernández Rivero and María Teresa García Ballesteros, Descubriendo a Luis Masson, fotógrafo en la España del XIX which inventories 511 of Masson’s photographs was published by Ediciones del Genal, Málaga in 2017.
One of the outstanding Mexican photographers of the twentieth century and one of the key figures in the post-revolutionary artistic renaissance of Mexico along with Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, who was her husband. Her professional career included commercial photography and professional portraits. She recorded the work of outstanding painters for the archives of the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts, she documented cultural events, taught at the Academia de San Carlos, created a photography workshop and founded the Galería de Arte Contemporáneo. She was inspired by photographers like Weston and Cartier-Bresson, and developed an extensive photographic work, of note among which are documentary images of Mexican daily life and experiments with photomontage and mural photography. She created a visual biography of the Mexico of the twentieth century from its cultural and artistic spheres to its urban and rural aspects.
Photographic exhibitions in venues across Spain (including Madrid, Alcala de Henares, Cuenca and Zaragoza), from June to September 2015. In its 18th year it is focusing on Latin American photography. The programme includes, in Madrid (Galería EspacioFoto): Miguel Bergasa: Miradas en Latinoamerica (3 June – 31 July), 28 photos taken between 1983-2013 in Paraguay, Bolivia, Brasil, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Chile, Uruguay, Panama and Mexico, including images of the Mennonite community in Paraguay and the Day of the Dead in Mexico.
Shows about 50 photographs by Carillo from the collection of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch juxtaposed with works by fellow Mexican and North American photographers, such as Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Having started taking photographs as a hobby in the 1930s his photographic career took off in the 1950s and was launched internationally with an exhibition in Chicago in 1960, mainly of scenes of rural life.