Alvin Langdon Coburn at Fundacion Mapfre

December, 12, 2014

A retrospective exhibition of American photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn (Boston, 1882 – Wales, 1966), a pioneer of modern and abstract photography, will be held from 13th December 2014 to 8th February 2015 at the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE exhibition hall (Barbara de Braganza, 13). This is an extraordinary opportunity to visit the most complete panoramic overview of Coburn’s work shown in Europe since the 1998 touring exhibition organized by the George Eastman House in Rochester.

This exhibition includes 180 (mostly vintage) photographs that testify to his determined and consistent creative progress: spanning from his portraits of distinguished figures of the 20th century’s cultural and artistic world to his urban and industrial landscape photographs of New York or Pittsburgh taken from unconventional perspectives, or to his extraordinary natural landscapes of the Gran Canyon and Yosemite.

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Image Credit: The Octopus, Madison Square Park [El pulpo, Madison Square Park], 1909 © George Eastman House/Published and Printed by 31 Studio.