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Photographs 1908-1940, by Luis Ramón Marín
Luis Ramón Marín, 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, supplying magazines and illustrated dailies which were enjoying a heyday during the first decades of the last century. 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). He was, amongst his other jobs, press correspondent to the Royal Family, which he followed even during the holidays (thus many of the photographs have an unusual familial air). He recorded the main events of Spanish cultural and political life and portrayed its leading figures.

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.

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Opening: 6pm 7 July
Dates: 7 July – 23 September
Opening hours:
Mon to Thu 2-7pm
Fri 10-2pm
Closed on Saturdays and Bank Holidays

Guided tours:
6pm 19 & 26 July

Instituto Cervantes Dublin
Instituto Cervantes Dublin
Exhibition Room
Lincoln House, Lincoln Place
Dublin 2

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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).

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