Xavier Miserachs’s photographs show the world through an anthropologist’s eyes: he is interested in the city and its streets, in immigration and the beginning of cultural fusions, in the workers’ movement and in the urban growth on the outskirts of cities. Taking inspiration from the work of William Klein and Francesc Català-Roca, Miserachs documented day-to-day life in the city’s emblematic neighbourhoods such as Gràcia, Sants, el Born and Barceloneta. He captured families strolling, popular fiestas, kids on the streets, flea markets, workers leaving factories and the luggage of migrants at the train station, as well as well-known figures of the time.

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I like to work with what is often called "cultural heritage", but the materials that I use are banal and clichéd, like sugar blocks, doors, couscous, rugs, official documents.
Latifa Echakhch