Robert Doisneau in Fundación Canal

 

Selfportrait with rolleiflex- Robert Doisneau

 

 

Robert Doisneau (1912- 1994) , self-taught French photographer began his career as an industrial photographer and publicist. During World War II participated as a soldier in the French Resistance. After being demobilized after the war and was responsible for portraying a gay Paris that had nothing to do with last dehumanization. Here begins its journey of being a photographer of daily life and why he was consecrated.

 

 

The kiss in Ville’s Hotel- Robert Doisneau

 

 

His picture "The Kiss" is one of the most famous pieces of their repertoire, this photo immortalizes a human and friendly act, also daily, as it is in the middle of a city that does not stop. It is certainly one of the most reproduced images S.XX. The author's daughter, Annette Doisneau said that the shadow of the photograph haunted him throughout his life, getting tired of it.

 

 

The beauty of everyday life- Doisneau 1951- photo- Albedo Media

 

 

For execution he hired two models to ensure the time. It was made to order for Life magazine and that makes more than half a century. Now in fundación Canal we can find an exhibition with his most important works. "The beauty of everyday life" shows the entire trajectory photographer compiling 45 years of work in the service of society.

 

 

Exhibition photo -The beauty of everyday life. photo- europa press

 

 

The exhibition opened on October 6 and can be visited until January 8, 2017, admission is free. Curated by the daughters of the author, the exhibition includes 110 vintage photographs in black and white, pastel and color in which makes his particular dissertation on everyday life, war and their experiences related through his camera. The exhibition refers to the bohemian nights of Paris, a biographical author's journey narrated by his own daughters.

 

 

 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.