Luigi Ghirri, Cemetery of San Cataldo, Modena, 1986. © 2014 Eredi Luigi Ghirri. Courtesy of Luigi Ghirri Estate
On the occasion of the starting season of PhotoEspaña15, the Barbican Centre of London has brought their exhibition “Constructing worlds: Photography and architecture in the modern age” to the ICO Museum in Madrid, one of the main sponsors and recurring hosts of the international photography festival.
Curated by Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone for the Barbican Art Gallery, Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.
From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, the exhibition invites you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture. Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography in revealing hidden truths in our society. The exhibition will remain open until September 6, 2015.