6 April-22 August 2011. The Reina Sofia museum examines a photography movement from the first half of the 20th century when the medium was commandeered by various sectors in trade unionism, as well as those behind the European communist states based on the Soviet model.
The movement was motivated by the desire to take control of the production and reproduction of images as part of a more general awakening of working-class empowerment.
The exhibition recognises the role played by the movement in the development of international photography in the period between the two world wars, and its subsequent contribution to the photography of today.
Mon-Sat 10.00-21.00. Sun 10.00-14.30. Tue closed.
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A hard, merciless light: The Worker-Photography movement 1926-1939
Reina Sofía Museum (MNCARS), Santa Isabel 52, 28012 Madrid, tel. +34917741000. www.museoreinasofia.es.