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JACQUES LEONARD

Vickie Ross,
Barcelona, 1950
Analogue photography
Barited with selenium bath

Measurements
30 cm x 30h cm
40 cm x 40h cm
50 cm x 50h cm
70 cm x 70h cm

11,81 in x 11,81h in
15,74 in x 15,74h in
19,68 in x 19,68h in
27,55 in x 27,55h in

Biography
In 1952 the French photographer Jacques Léonard set up in Barcelona after falling in love with Rosario Amaya, a gypsy from the slum housing on Montjuïc mountain who was a model for painters. Léonard’s father was a gypsy and once he was accepted by the Amaya family he became part of the gypsy community at Montjuïc. This enabled him to photograph the community from within, but without compromising his professional vision for portraying reality. His images are an exceptional documentary archive showing the life of this Barcelona collective from the 50s through to the 70s.