Estructura / Spain 1920-2000 / Miguel Trillo

Miguel Trillo (Jimena de la Frontera, Cádiz, 1953) graduated in Image and Hispanic Linguistics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He arrived in Madrid in the mid-seventies and came into contact with the photographers of Nueva Lente, a magazine that spearheaded the photographic renewal taking place at the time against the backdrop of the emergence and development of a new photographic culture in Spain. This new culture saw photos appear on the walls of exhibition rooms and surface on the pages of the new magazines and fanzines that were published in the counterculture world, such as the fanzine of Trillo himself: Rockocó, whose originals are among the items belonging to Archivo Lafuente.

The first concert photographs to be taken by Trillo date from 1978, and until halfway through the following decade he systematically explored the aesthetics of new musical movements in London (punks, mods, metalheads, etc.), which he encountered on his stays in the city teaching literature, in addition to Madrid’s equivalents. Since the late seventies (when he began to photograph young people at concerts, parties and nightclubs) until the present day, Trillo has documented the evolution of subculture aesthetics. His work offers a collective portrait of a society undergoing a transformation towards modernity.

Archivo Lafuente brings together roughly 200 documents related to Miguel Trillo, including posters, invitations, magazines (copies of Rockocó, Sur Exprés and Ajoblanco) and the mock-ups of original pages from the magazine Rockocó.

 



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