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Richard Learoyd – External Groups

Richard Learoyd

The silence of the obscure chamber

From June 5th to September 8th, 2019

Richard Learoyd (Nelson, United Kingdom, 1966) is one of the most well-known contemporary photographers of our times. His work, which establishes a dialog with both painting and the origins of photography, is rooted in the past in terms of the themes he addresses and the techniques he employs.
He makes his pictures with a camera obscura he has built himself. The portraits taken by means of this process give rise to life-sized photographs. This conveys the direct presence of the person being depicted and enables us to look at them in an unusually up close way. His themes cover the classic genres of traditional painting: portrait, landscape and still life.

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His color photographs have no negatives, meaning that each one of them is unique. Although the photographer could take the photo again, it would never be exactly the same.

This exhibition, curated by Sandra S. Phillips, covers the last 10 years of the artist’s production. It is a vast retrospective of his photography career and includes 51 works from important public and private collections as well as from the photographer’s own studio. The exhibition is open to the public at Fundación MAPFRE’s Barcelona and Madrid Exhibition Halls and will be traveling to the Fotomuseum den Haag in The Hague.

* The last access to the rooms is 30 minutes before closing.

  • The external group is formed by a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 15 people (guide included in both cases).
  • The presence of a guide or group leader is mandatory. If you wish to request this service to the Foundation, contact on the phone +34 932 72 3180.
  • These visits can be made only Non-festive from Monday to Friday, during opening hours of the room.
  • The guide or group leader must be identified at the reception 15 minutes before the start of the visit.
  • The visit is done with group guidance system, for which it is essential to use receivers that can be provided in the room with a cost of 1 € / person.
  • The holding of a visit as an external group implies acceptance of the hall´s rules by all the members of the group.
Non-festive Monday to Friday , during opening hours of the room.

* The last access to the rooms is 30 minutes before closing.

Visitors are asked to vacate the rooms 10 minutes before closing.

Group ticket : 25€



Sala Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Diputació 250, 08007 Barcelona