COLLECTION / 1945-1989 / Spain / Jordi Socías

Jordi Socías (Barcelona, 1945) is a self-taught photographer who learned through his observation of life and cinema, his great passion. His style is strongly influenced by Robert Doisneau, Richard Avedon, René Burri, French surrealism and Spanish costumbrismo.

He has worked for publications such as Cambio 16, La Vanguardia and El País Semanal, where he became a graphic editor. In 1972 he participated in the Agencia Popular Informativa and in 1976 he moved to Madrid, where three years later he founded, together with Aurora Fierro, the agency Cover, reminiscent of Magnum. He participated in the creation of the magazines El Europeo and Cinemanía, as well as being editor and photographer on Madrid Me Mata and El Gran Musical. In 1997 he began working for El País Semanal.

A film aficionado, he is responsible for the still photography of more than 20 films, such as Calle 54 by Fernando Trueba (2000), Feroz by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (1984), Operación Ogro (1980), Cinco horas con Mario (1981), Demonios en el jardín (1982), La noche más hermosa (1984), Lo más natural (1990), La buena vida (1996), Solo mía (2000?) and Soldados de Salamina (2002).

Archivo Lafuente boasts a collection of 98 photographs by Jordi Socías, including portraits of personalities from the world of culture, such as writers, film directors, actresses, actors, musicians, visual artists and architects, among others; images of the shootings in which he participated, and scenes of important moments in the history of Spain during the seventies and eighties, such as the 1977 Atocha massacre, the Congress of Deputies on the day Franco died, the first general elections after the dictatorship and the coup attempt on February 23, 1981.



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