ph. Reels of wire at the Thompson-Houston company in Paris, 1931-1934, François Kollar, Parisienne de Photographie
It is the first exhibition in a series entitled The Pleasure of Plenty, showcasing the visual opulence and richness of historical photography. It has been specially curated by Photoconsortium – the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage – in partnership with Europeana.
This exhibition explores fascinating industrial photography from the machine age. We travel back in time to the factories, cities and workshops of the early 20th century, and discover beautiful images in unexpected places. Growing to maturity in the same age and at a similar pace, photography and industry share a fascinating history. Technical innovation and scientific research helped industry and photography to evolve into the high tech domains they are today. Both may be considered pioneering domains of modernism.
Photos in the exhibition by Parisienne de Photographie, Ajuntament de Girona / CRDI, the Israel Museum, Alinari Archives, TopFoto, GENCAT / MNAC, United Archives (all PHOTOCONSORTIUM partners) and Stadsarchief ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
ph. Interior of Fàbrica Gròber, 1918, Josep Thomas Bigas, Ajuntament de Girona