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PHOTOMONTH IN KRAKOW — 2010 Photomonth_kropki_duze


Instructor: Román J. Navarro Carrasco

Workshop description:


A survey of Spain’s nearly two-hundred-year history of photography. Its roots go back to the 1830s – the period when the first photographs appeared in France, England, etc. The oldest Spanish photographs hail from 1839. The workshops’ point of departure will be the role of photography in every epoch, alongside the other fields of art (cinema, music, painting, architecture, fashion, etc.). Such an approach to photography will allow the participants in the  workshops to situate it in the context of various events in Spain itself, and outside its borders.

Every meeting will commence with a presentation of photographs characteristic of a given historical period. The photographs described will be a pretext for speaking about photography’s stage of development at a given moment, which famous photographers were active during the period, and a presentation of the wider social, political, or cultural context for the given era.

For example, the point of departure for a conversation about 19th-century photography will be a piece by Charles Clifford or J. Laurent; the civil war period will be represented by Agusta Centelles, and the 1950s and ‘60s by photographs by members of the AFAL group.

Reference points:

- The birth of photography in Spain (ca. 1840)
- The history of photography in Spain
- The most important historical events world wide
- The history of world photography, drawing connections with the history of photography in Poland

The workshops will be practical in part: there will be exercises linked with the information presented in the workshops, and descriptions of the photographs prepared by the instructor and the participants.

Román J. Navarro Carrasco (Spain, 1967) did an MA in Physics at Complutense University in  Madrid. Second prize winner at the Caminos de Hierro photography competition in 2001. He has shown his work at exhibitions in Madrid, Soria, and San Fernando de Henares. He has been running photography workshops for young people and adults in schools, firms, penal institutions and homes for the mentally impaired for many years.

The History of Spanish Photography - Photography Workshops

Dates: 17–20 May, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Hours: 4 meetings of 4 hours apiece, combining theory with exercises
Location: kino 18, ul. Floriańska 18, 2nd floor
Number of participants: 20
Age: adults



Cervantes Institute in Krakow