The photographic exhibitions of KBr Fundación MAPFRE


KBr Fundación MAPFRE is an exhibition center focused on photography, which has two large exhibition spaces, a bookstore, an area for educational activities and a multipurpose auditorium. They usually organize two simultaneous temporary exhibitions, in which we can see the works of the most emblematic photographers of the 20th century.

In addition to its exhibition work, the KBr aims to collaborate with other Catalan institutions dedicated to photography, to get involved in the training of future generations in the understanding of photographic language and to contribute to the international projection of Barcelona from creativity and dynamism cultural.

KBr, in case you don't know, is the chemical symbol for potassium bromide, a salt used in the development process of analog photography. Its main function is to delay the action of the developer in order to prevent the formation of the so-called chemical veil. Thanks to the potassium bromide, the photographs could obtain a higher purity of whites in the image.

Current exhibitions of KBr Fundación MAPFRE

Garry winogrand

Garry Winogrand (New York, 1928 - Tijuana, Mexico, 1984), is a key figure in the renewal of documentary photography. The exhibition brings together three decades of his work carried out in the urban world, through which he represents reality, as if it were a catalog of everyday life. Garry Winogrand was described as "the most important photographer of his generation", which places him at the height of other iconic names in photography such as Walker Evans or Lee Friedlander.

Nicholas Nixon, The Brown sisters

This exhibition collects for the first time worldwide the forty-five photographs that make up, to date, the series of the Brown Sisters. Nicholas Nixon's work shows deep respect and empathy for those who pose in front of his camera. Most of his projects develop over the years and his models are AIDS patients, the elderly in nursing homes and hospitals, children, and members of a family. His photographic series highlight Nixon's interest in human relationships. Many of them are still open, as in the case of The Brown Sisters.