Millions of photographs have captured Barcelona's ongoing metamorphosis since the 1980s, but very few of these images have carved out a place in the collective memory and imaginary. There is still a need for images of our times, images that help us to objectify the major transformations of the present, and allow us to hone our intuitions on the Barcelona of the future.

The selection of images published here is part of a photographic study of the city carried out between 2007 and 2008. The study focuses on the polarities of Barcelona's metamorphosis, and is structured around three main themes: Work and Authorities, Convergences and Dispersions and Representations.

A single image can bear witness to the past and anticipate a foreseeable future.
Ignasi Aballí