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Joan Sorolla

Joan Sorolla was born in 1956 a Terrassa (Barcelona). He started to make pictures at the age of 15 with the Pentacon (Contax D) of his father, a camera which he is still using. Between 1980 and 1983, he discovers professional photography and publishes in Sal Común and in the review “Popular1” as a photo reporter specialising in rock concerts and makes interview portraits. His sporadic collaborations with “Rock de Lux” and “Interviú” as well as the realization of some record sleeves date from that period. Later, he concentrates his work on the teaching of history of art, without leaving by side the photography field in which he is very active since 2010. In the last years, he made various individual exhibitions (Barcelona, Céret, Granollers, Mataró, La Roca del Vallès, Lliçà d’Amunt….) and participated into numerous collective exhibitions (Barcelone, Céret, El Port de la Selva, Colera…). He also published two picture books “ the Miralpeix-Alsina affair” ( 2016) and “Walking with  my dog; Tribute to Keith Arnatt” (2018). He is preparing his next exhibition titled “Forgotten”, in the Tangram Space (Barcelona) for next December.

"Starry Banner". Taking advantage of a zebra crossing, the extension of some bands and the addition of a star with five branches transforms it into a "starry banner". A creative remodeling of urban signage. (Analog picture taken with an Olympus Trip 35, Ilford FP4 + 125 film, manually revealed with caffenol and digitized later on) 4-12-2017.
"We will win". A man waving a big star banner on the Cinquantenaire Park, in the heart of Brussels, in the moments before the big Republican demonstration. The clothes he wears let us guess how cold it was that day. (An analogical image taken with a Holga 120 camera, Ilford HP5 + 400 film, revealed with Kodak HC-110 and digitized later on) 7-12-2017.
"Incarceration." A man dressed as a prisoner with clothes wearing "Catalan Republic" poses for photographers. It is a metaphor for the repressive process of the independence movement throughout Spain. (An analogical image taken with a Holga 120 camera, Ilford HP5 + 400 film, revealed with Kodak HC-110 and digitized later on) 7-12-2017.
"Flanders". Moments before the start of the Republican demonstration, people are getting ready. Flemish sympathizers of the Catalan cause welcome their flags. (An analogical image taken with a Holga 120 camera, with Ilford HP5 + 400 film, revealed with Kodak HC-110 and digitized later on) 7-12-2017.