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September 19, 2015

25 Interesting Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Barcelona From Between the 1960s and 1970s

Colita, born Isabel Steva in Barcelona in 1940, is one of the most renowned names in contemporary Catalan photography. While she learned the trade of photography studying under Oriol Maspons, Julio Ubiña and Xavier Miserachs, she soon branched out into her own individualistic style.

From 1963 to 1975 she focused on creating a series of portraits of Flamenco dancers and singers. Since she is linked with the Catalan cultural movements of the era, she is considered the official photographer of Barcelona’s Gauche Divine, a movement of writers, photographers, models, architects, film directors, and many other professionals who began to stand out in that area in their respective fields. Her photographs display an inspiring frankness and humor.

Barcelona, 1964

Barcelona, 1965

Barcelona, 1969

Barcelona, 1978

Maria del Mar Bonet, 1976

Barcelona, 1978

Gypsy boy, 1963

Sitges, 1966

Ana María Matute, 1974

Joan Manuel Serrat, 1970

Gabriel García Márquez, 1969

Montjuic, 1963

Picador, 1970

Barcelona, 1980

Mario Vargas Llosa, 1976

Ricardo Bofill and Serena Vergano, 1970

Barcelona, 1975

Capucine, 1968

Antonio Gades and Cristina Hoyos, 1969

Barcelona, 1966

Lluís Llach, 1976

Flamenco, 1967

Romy, 1970

Bocaccio, Barcelona, 1967

Elsa Peretti and Camilla, 1968



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