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Foto Colectania combines photography and music through iconic vinyl record covers

Until 11 March 2018, Foto Colectania Foundation is hosting the exhibition ‘Total Records. Vinyl & photography’, to display a selection of 250 vinyl record covers which reflect the relationship between photography and music. Robert Frank and the Rolling Stones, Annie Leibovitz and Cindy Lauper, Madonna, George Michael and Miguel Bosé, amongst others, will be the protagonists of the exhibition.

After stopping in Arles, Zurich and Berlin, the exhibition is travelling to Barcelona with a new addition just for Barcelona. For the first time, the exhibition will include a display of Spanish vinyl records created especially for this exhibition, as well as a sample of the Gladys Palmera collection, which is internationally recognised as the most representative musical catalogue of Cuban between 1940-1960. The exhibition shows how Spain opened up to new trends at the end of the 70’s, allowing avant garde photographers to open up to the world, such as Oriol Maspons, Ouka Lele, Francisco Ontañón, Leopoldo Pomés, Javier Vallhronat, Alberto Schommer and the duo Marta Sentís-María Espeus.

Parallel to the exhibition activities, live vinyl sessions have been organised which will be held on a monthly basis at Foto Colectania. In December, Johann Wald, television presenter for MTV, Cuatro and La 2, actor and DJ, in February, Gladys Palmera, pioneer of formula radio, and in March, Paul Simonon, the bassist of The Clash, United Kingdom, a legendary punk group from the 70’s and 80’s.

  • Vinilo: Boz Scaggs, Middle Man, Columbia FC 36106, Estados Unidos, 1980.

    Fotografía: Guy Bourdin. Cortesía de The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2015.

  • Vinilo: Miles Davis, Tutu, Warner Bros. Records – 1-25490, Estados Unidos, 1986.

    Diseño: Eiko Ishioka.

    Fotografía: Irving Penn.

  • Vinilo: The Rolling Stones, Exile C69100, Inglaterra, 1972.

    Diseño: John van Hamersvel / Normal Seeff.

    Fotografía: Robert Frank.

  • Vinilo: Grace Jones, Island Life, Island Records – 207 472, Francia, 1985.

    Diseño: Greg Porto.

    Fotografía: Jean-Paul Goude.