About the Spanish photographer, Joan COLOM (1921-2017)

Joan COLOM was a Spanish (Catalan) photographer best known for his street photographs and portraits taken in Barcelona in the late 1950s. He photographed exclusively in the working-class and red-light district of Raval. As a photographer he was self-taught, in his main profession he worked as an accountant. In 1957 he joined the Agrupació Fotogràfica de Catalunya (AFC) and in 1960 he co-founded the artists' group 'El Mussol' (The Owl). In Germany, his work became known in 2007 through an exhibition at the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig.

Photo books by Joan COLOM

'Raval' (2006), 'Album' (2011)

'Raval' by Joan COLOM combines the modernist avant-garde of the 50s with the 'dark', pessimistic tradition of Franco-era Spain. For years he explored the Raval neighborhood in Barcelona, now 'Barrio Chino', sawing himself as a witness to a social theater.
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