Jules Ainaud’s Catalonia (1871-1872)


From June 8 until September 3

KBr Photography Center in Barcelona – Fundación MAPFRE

Between 1871 and 1872 Jules Ainaud (Lunel, France, 1837-Barcelona, 1900) travelled around various towns in Catalonia to take photographs of places of scenic and artistic interest for J. Laurent establishment, the most important firm of the time in the production and marketing of photographic images. The interesting set of images resulting from that commission was exhibited for the first and last time at the Barcelona Athenaeum more than 150 years ago and, like the photographs of the Levante region marketed by the same company, it was long considered to be the work of Jean Laurent himself.

Jules Ainaud’s Catalonia (1871-1872) is the first public presentation that restores its legitimate authorship and vindicates its recognition as an outstanding episode in the history of our photography.

Curator: Jep Martí Baiget

Where: KBr Fundación MAPFRE Avenida Litoral, 30 – 08005 Barcelona

Opening Times: Monday (except holidays): Closed Tuesday to Sunday (and holidays): from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.