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Los Zubiaurre. Memoria gráfica

Valent and Ramón de Zubiaurre were fans of photography since 1898 and of cinema since 1929. Amateur photography made it possible for the camera to become part of family life, which contributed to turning the household space into a theatre, with the emphasis fun and free time. Apart from the logistics of its artistic or documentary legitimisation, these pictures can be coherently explained from the vantage point of the social uses of photography. The family itself, their journeys, the Basque Country and stories were the main themes of this activity.

It is surprising that with a film camera they shot virtually the same things as what they had taken pictures of in their youth. There is a clear thematic, geographic and conceptual continuity between both bodies of work.