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Craigie Horsfield
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Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1949
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11-04-2024
Craigie Horsfield (Cambridge, UK, 1949) arrived at photography through painting. After studying painting at Saint Martin’s School of Art, London, he began practising as a photographer in the early seventies, convinced that, as a genre, it offered a more efficient system for representing contemporary society. In 1972, he moved to Poland to experience life in a socialist country, resulting in a series of portraits of anonymous people. It was the beginning of a way of working that he has maintained to this day. Although he did not exhibit his work until the late eighties, his portraits, often in black and white, have an almost pictorial quality. Horsfield belongs to a generation that, in the late eighties, began to reconsider photographic work in terms of tableaux. He often prints his photographs long after they were taken, thus imbuing the work not only with an experiential and relational meaning, but also with memory in a dialogue between past and present. His work has been exhibited in major group shows such as Documenta X and XI, Kassel (1997 and 2002), and solo shows such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1993); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1997); Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (2010); and Tate Britain, London (2017). In Barcelona, he exhibited the series The City of the People at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies (1996).
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Antoni Viladevall i Mir, carrer Muntaner, Barcelona. Desembre 1995. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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Summer Street, South London. December, 1994
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[3094_002_rgb / Imatge] From Via Layetana to East, Barcelona. June 1995
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[2682_001_pub / Imatge] Manuel Vital, carrer Sant Feliu de Codines, Torre Baró, Barcelona. Setembre 1995. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2681_001_pub / Imatge] Juan de la Haba, carrer Boters, Barcelona. Febrer 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2683_002_rgb / Imatge] Maurici Pla, carrer Aragó, Barcelona. Febrer 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2687_001_pub / Imatge] Pere Comelles, carrer Provença, Barcelona. Febrer 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2684_002_rgb / Imatge] Eva Martin, Penya de joves de Vallbona I, avinguda Puig de Jorba, Vallbona, Barcelona. Desembre 1995. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2688_001_pub / Imatge] Sandra Fortó-Fonthier, carrer Pau Claris, Barcelona, Març 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2686_002_rgb / Imatge] Mónica Muñoz-Castanyer, carrer Palma de Sant Just, Barcelona. Febrer 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2689_001_pub / Imatge] Santiago Dexeus, carrer Major de Sarria, Barcelona, Març 1996. Sèrie "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2676_001_rgb / Imatge] Albert Recio, carrer Baltassar Gracián, Barcelona. Març 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2678_001_hist / Imatge] Antonio Pizza, carrer Doctor Dou, Barcelona. Març 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2679_001_pub / Imatge] Javier Anguera, carrer Rec, Barcelona. Febrer 1996. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2680_001_pub / Imatge] Josep Maria Fargas, Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona. Octubre 1995. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[2685_001_pub / Imatge] Francisco Chicharro, Penya de joves de Vallbona II, avinguda Puig de Jorba, Vallbona, Barcelona, Desembre 1995. Sèrie: "La ciutat de la gent"
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[1619_001_rgb / Imatge] Jennifer Horsfield. ul. Smolensk, Kraków. August, 1984
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[1620_002_rgb / Imatge] E.Horsfield. Well Street, East London. October 1987
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