He also turned his lens onto street scenes and anonymous faces of the common people. According to the exhibition’s curators, Rafael Levenfield and Valentín Vallhonrat, “his work draws the profile of a photographer who lived what he did, independently of who his client was. The variety of the subjects reflects the immense vitality with which he carried out his countless activities. We don’t know if it is the photography and its content which contribute this vitality to his life or vice versa. We think it is his fabulous appetite to live intensely which stamps character on his enormous work. By car, plane or motorbike, Marín was able to photograph the most diverse events one after another.”
Curators: Valentín Vallhonrat and Rafael Levenfeld.
Opening: 6pm 7 July
Dates: 7 July – 23 September
Mon to Thu 2-7pm
Closed on Saturdays and Bank Holidays
6pm 19 & 26 July
Instituto Cervantes Dublin
Lincoln House, Lincoln Place
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About Luis Ramón Marín
Luis Ramón Marín (1884 – 1944), known to the press simply as Marín, was one of the first photographers to get out into the streets to record daily life and the news with his camera. Moreover, Marín is a pioneer of aerial photography in Spain, an aspect of his work begun in 1913, hardly a decade after the development of aviation itself. Marín was essentially a press photographer (he published more than 1,000 photos per year).