Joan Colom

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Joan Colom at MACBA.

Joan Colom i Altemir (April 1921[1] – 3 September 2017) was a Spanish photographer. He was born in Barcelona.

Colom was known for his portraits of Barcelona's underworld and working class, especially in the infamous neighbourhood of Raval. Colom was a self-taught photographer, and produced his best-known pictures while working during the week as an accountant.

In 1957 he became a member of the Agrupació Fotogràfica de Catalunya (AFC), and co-founded in 1960 the artist's group El Mussol ("The Owl").

Colom died in Barcelona on 3 September 2017 at the age of 96.[2][3]

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  1. Profile of Joan Colom
  2. Imparcial, El. "Muere el fotógrafo Joan Colom, el ilustre retratista de la Barcelona marginal". El Imparcial.
  3. "Muere el fotógrafo Joan Colom, retratista de la Barcelona marginal". abc. 3 September 2017.

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