PhotoEspaña 2022

Círculo de Bellas Artes and Casa de América, Madrid, Spain

1 Jun - 4 Sep 2022

Within the framework of the PhotoEspaña 2022 Festival, the Fundació Per Amor a l’Art-Bombas Gens will present Sculpting Reality, a programme that will explore documentary-style photography as both document and art, based on research into the holdings of the Per Amor a l’Art Collection (Fundació Per Amor a l’Art, Valencia).

The show reviews the history of this genre through different times, circumstances and geographical locations. It begins in the 1930s, presenting the work of pioneering American photographers like Walker Evans himself, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt and Louis Faurer, and ends in the present day, with a wide array of contemporary artists who have adopted this documentary style in their practices using a conceptual approach (Ian Wallace, Bleda y Rosa, Paul Graham) as well as others who were instrumental in consolidating this style during the twentieth century (Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Tod Papageorge, Anthony Hernandez, etc.).