2, 3, and 4 December, from 6.30 to 9.30pm
Spain as a travel destination in the 19th century: «local colour», clichés and characters. In the wake of Ortiz Echagüe. Photography and the construction of a (tourist-friendly) image of Spain.
«Get to know Spain»
The role of official institutions: the Ministry of Information and Tourism. Background, objectives and projects. Towards an official (photographic) image of Spain. Campaigns to promote tourism. Posters and pamphlets. Publishing houses and photographic projects. Spain as a tourist postcard.
Documenting tourism, photographing reality.
Revealing difference: Francesc Català-Roca, Nicolás Muller, Ramón Dimas. Seeking difference: foreign photographers and tourism in Spain. The traces of tourists.
Carmelo Vega is a historian of photography, an exhibition curator and Professor at the Department of the History of Art, Laguna University.