Project title: Jo faig el carrer. Joan Colom
Organisers: David Balsells and Jorge Ribalta
Kind of project: exhibition
Main subject: Retrospective photographic work of Joan Colom on "Barri Xino" 1957-2010
Key concepts: photography, documentary, prostitution, economy of means, secrecy, exclusion
This exhibition was developed in a narrative format in an attempt to explain the work of the photographer within its sociocultural context, and in order to give a broader view. Colom's photographs from 1957 to 2010, were exhibited, divided into two distinct parts to symbolise the interruption which Colom's production suffered from 1964 to 1990. Joan Colom is a photographer known for his work in the sixties, during which he secretly photographed the inhabitants of the Barri Xino ( Chinatown) of Barcelona, focusing especially upon sex workers and the socially marginalised. (Source: La Vanguardia).