Photos: José Suárez & Insituto Cervantes, New Delhi

Text: Xosé Luis Suarez Canal & Manuel Sendón Trillo

The photo exhibition, José Suárez, 1902-1974, Lively eyes that think, takes viewers on a photographic journey through Spain, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, the UK and Japan capturing the 20th century timelessly by José Suárez, who is considered one of the most innovative and avant-garde artists. He authored a photographic language and formed friendships with intellectuals and artists like Unamuno, Albertí, and Akira Kurosawa among others. 

Including 135 photographs, 111 documents and publications, seven audiovisual montages and more, the exhibition gives an insight into the evolution of the art form of photography itself. 

José Suárez is an absolutely unique photographer within historical Galician photography. His images have very defined characteristics, which can be seen throughout his extensive career as a photographer and are the result of a reflexive and very personal vision that was determined by his rich cultural knowledge. These features endow him with a clear authorship that most historical photographers lack. His entire life was closely linked to photography. His brother Paco recalls that Suárez’s camera was like another part of his anatomy, stating “On the few occasions that I saw him without his camera it seemed as if a part of his body was missing.”

The show is on view at Insituto Cervantes, New Delhi till 10 December. Visitors can view the exhibtion from 5 p.m.  to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

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