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").
References[change | change source]
- Profile of Joan Colom
- Imparcial, El. "Muere el fotógrafo Joan Colom, el ilustre retratista de la Barcelona marginal". El Imparcial.
- "Muere el fotógrafo Joan Colom, retratista de la Barcelona marginal". abc. 3 September 2017.