Agustí Centelles and the illustrated press before Spanish Civil war
Agustí Centelles (1909-1985) is a well known Spanish photographer, specially from Spanish Civil War period (1936-1939).
Before that, from 1934, Centelles developed his career as a photographer for different illustrated magazines all over Spain.
By that time, photojournalism started to be a new way to present the news to the audience, not only in Spain, but also in Europe. Photographs had such a huge impact to satisfied people´s desire of visual information. The invention of the 35mm Leica and the proliferation of several illustrated magazines showed us how communication started to change.
What is the project about
The goal of the study is to preserve the photographs that Centelles published in different magazines and newspapers before the Spanish Civil War. The project give us the background about his evolution as a photographer and how he became the well recognized war photographer as he is nowadays
Where and how was the project conducted
It was not only the public´s desire for information,
but their curiosity which was satisfied
Candidphotography was first attributed to Erich salomon when in 1929 he introduced acamera into a trial and took a picture, when it was forbidden. The spontaneityof this kind of shoots gave the audience a completely different experienceabout the events comparing what they were used to.
Without posing, when important people do not know that they are being photographed
DR. Erich Salomon, 1929
Around 1930, the photographic essay - a kind of cinematic short story using static pictures- gained acceptance among the illustrated papers, as the most attractive means of expression of modern photojournalism.
First picture published abroad by Centelles in 1934