This volume in the PHotoBolsillo series features the work of Spanish filmmaker, writer and photographer, Carlos Saura (born 1932). This publication collects his '50s studies of daily life in rural Spanish villages, recovering from the Spanish Civil War and repressed under the Franco regime.
When the great Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura (born 1932) was a young man, he planned to make a book about his native Spain that would counter the propaganda imagery of the Franco regime. He set out for Andalusia and central Spain in the late 1950s, striving to create a portrait of the country. Since then, Saura has been fascinated not only by the process of photographing but by its technology, as demonstrated by his museum-quality collection of hundreds of historical and self-made cameras. Torn between the two media at the beginning of his career, he eventually chose to become a filmmaker but continued to take photographs. Carlos Saura: Espaņa Aņos 50 offers comprehensive insight into Saura's photography with a focus on his black-and-white work of the 1950s--compelling images of landscapes, villages, bullfights and people of a bygone era.