Alan Lomax’s Photographs Exhibited in the Balearic Islands
March 14 – April 22: Formentera, Sala de Cultura de Formentera
April 25 – May 18: Ibizo, Centro Cultural Puig d’en Valls
June 8 – July 8: Mallorca, Centre de Cultura, Carrer Concepción, Palma
During his field recording trip to Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera in July of 1952, Alan Lomax photographed singers, people at work, and locales. In an exhibition cosponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music in New York City and the Centre de Cultura Fundacó Sa Nostra and the Ayuntamiento de Santa Eulària. The show was curated by Antoni Piza, Prof. Rosa Vallés and Esperança Bonet of Eivissa researched and wrote the catalog, and Judith R. Cohen served as consultant to the project.
“Alan Lomax went beyond the purely ethnographic, portraying the human and the social, but without the nostalgia typical of representations [of the Balearics] during the 1950s” (Diario de Ibiza 3/15/2002).
Originally posted: March 14, 2006