6 October-15 January 2012. The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, in partnership with New York's International Center of Photography (ICP), hosts a significant historical exhibition of long-lost photographs.
The images were taken by three important exponents of war photojournalism: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour (also known as Chim) during the Spanish civil war.
Amid the rising threat of fascism across Europe, Capa fled to the US, and three boxes containing 4,500 photographic negatives went missing. Lost for decades, the negatives turned up in Mexico inside what has since become known as the Mexican Suitcase.
The previously-unknown scenes are on show for the first time in Spain and provide a valuable testimony of the Spanish civil war. They depict life at the front, in the trenches, in refugee camps and during bombing raids.
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The Mexican Suitcase
Tues-Sat 10.00-19.00, Sun 10.00-14.30 Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona, tel. (+34)936220360.