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.
What does KBR mean?
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.
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L4 Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica
Bus: 47, 59, 136, D20, V21, V27