Exhibition > “Diaries”. Pomés, Maspons and Masats return to France during Les Rencontres d’Arles

Elsa, 1971 © Arxiu Leopoldo Pomés

Elsa, 1971 © Arxiu Leopoldo Pomés

At the beginning of July 2022, coinciding with the Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles festival, the event that makes this city in the south of France the epicenter of international photography, we inaugurated the collective exhibition “Diaries” at the Anne Clergue gallery. This exhibition brings together the work of our indispensable Leopoldo Pomés, Oriol Maspons and Ramón Masats, together with the work of the contemporary Italian photographer Lorenzo Castore. It can be visited until September 18 in Arles.

Puerto de Barcelona, sin datar. © Ramon Masats

Port of Barcelona, ​​undated. © Ramon Masats

In the exhibition, Masats presents images that are as impressive as they are refined from the Spain of the 1950s. We also find Pomés‘ explorations of Gaudí’s architecture, along with urban textures and the photographer’s muses when he chose to turn towards advertising. And, by Maspons, an insightful and ironic journey from Cadaqués to Ibiza, between hippies and artists, of the 60s and 70s, including an enigmatic portrait of Salvador Dalí.

El periodista Alberto Oliveras (derecha) y el artista Josep Puigmartí (izquierda), Cadaqués, 1966. © Archivo Fotográfico Oriol Maspons

The journalist Alberto Oliveras (right) and the artist Josep Puigmartí (left), Cadaqués, 1966. © Oriol Maspons Photographic Archive

The gaze of these three avant-garde Catalan photographers was already exhibited, for the first time together in France, last spring in the same Anne Clergue gallery. The success of that first sample, focused on the bullfighting field, now leads us to open the thematic spectrum to cover other records of these diverse authors, of whom we present more work for sale, vintage and current certified copies.

Photographic Social Vision represents the Pomés Archive and the Maspons Archive, in collaboration with their heirs.

Honors for our collaborator Anne Clergue:

Coinciding with the opening of the “Diaries” exhibition, the French Ministry of Culture has honored gallery owner Anne Clergue with the degree of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, in recognition of her contribution and commitment to culture. He received this honor from Aurélie de Lanlay, director of the Rencontres d’Arles festival. We congratulate our collaborator Anne Clergue for this well-deserved distinction and also for her valuable work in the international dissemination of Catalan and Spanish photography.

Anne Clergue con el grado de Caballero de la Orden de las Artes y las Letras
Anne Clergue rep the saved © Imma Cortés