27 de abril-27 de agosto de 2017. Visitas guiadas: Miércoles, 18:00
As the title indicates, this exhibition is a retrospective of 40 years of Spanish archaeology in pictures, through photographs taken since 1975 by José Latova Fernández-Luna, a name associated with Spain’s most important archaeological projects and cutting-edge research.
Over a hundred photographs, four audiovisual pieces, and a plethora of published work by Latova, from his earliest professional work at the Sub-Directorate General for Archaeology in the Ministry of Culture to the present day, illustrating how archaeological documentation and dissemination have changed over the years.
The exhibition prompts us to think about the role of archaeological photography and its development in Spain as one of the most effective forms of documentation over the last forty years, thanks to the support of public institutions, and it recognises photography’s contribution to documenting our heritage.
Through these materials, we are able to document and reconstruct the entire process of an archaeological dig (discoveries, processes, jobs, people, techniques, etc.); and we can also reconstruct our past through the narratives created by archaeologists based on the photographs taken at those sites, evoking memories which help us imagine what our ancestors were like, the societies they lived in, their houses, fortresses, and tombs, and their daily life, rituals, and ceremonies.
Latova has contributed innovative technical solutions to archaeological photography, such as the use and application of digital technology, photogrammetry, 3-D scanners, and multispectral images and their analysis, which are now applied to research projects on cave painting, restoration, preventive conservation, and the Djehuty project (Egypt), directed by José Manuel Galán.
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