Miguel Font


Date: 1995

Technique: Black and white photograph, pigment inks on inkjet photo paper laminated and mounted on aluminium composite

Dimensions: 70 x 100 cm

Edition: Edition 1/3

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma

Reg. no.: 737

Not on display

Produced in ten-day period, the photographs belonging to his “Palma” series, dedicated to his home town, capture different settings around the city, proving that whilst these places have hardly changed over time, people have. Whilst the urban spaces and buildings retain the same appearance, the people mutate and parade through a seemingly similar set.

Squares, avenues or narrow streets in the city’s historic centre are captured by the Mallorcan photographer in his search for unusual details and also for things commonplace, routine, a kind of intangible time which sticks like a parasite to the walls of that which is real. For Font, the photographer’s real work takes place before deciding how to compose the photo and during its composition, never afterwards; he captures the expressions and gestures of the people he portrays as in this case, a group snapshot featuring a group of nuns walking in silent procession during a liturgical ritual along a street in the historic city centre of Palma de Mallorca.


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