Temporary Exhibitions

Exhibition "The first shots of Francesc Boix"

From December 16, 2017 to February 25, 2018
Exhibition organized by the Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs.

A selection of photographs from the Francesc Boix collection make up the exhibition "The first shots by Francesc Boix", organized by the Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs.

This exhibition has its origin in a background of war photographs of a young Francesc Boix made between 1937 and 1938.

Currently this photographic collection, unpublished until last year, is deposited in the National Archive of Catalonia thanks to the association Fotoconnexió and various private contributions, the Commission of Dignity and the Editorial Ara Llibres.

Francesc Boix (Barcelona 1920 - Paris 1951) went into exile in France where he was interned in several refugee camps. Later it was gotten up to the brigades of work of the French army and during World War (1939-1945) was captured by the German army. In 1941 he entered the Mauthausen concentration camp, where he worked in the photographic service. The photos that he hid, the ones he made and his testimony to the Nuremberg and Dachau trials in 1946 contributed to the condemnation of several Nazi leaders.

His political commitment with the Unified Socialist Youth of Catalonia took him with 17 years in the front of Aragon and Segre as a photographer of the People's Army of the Republic. There he portrayed, basically, the daily life of the soldiers and, in some occasions, the front line.

As a complement to the exhibition, on January 20, 2018, at 11 am, the MUME will present the documentary "The two wars of photographer Boix" (RTVE, 2015).

Will participate in the presentation of the documentary Jordi Font, Director of MUME, Josep Cruanyes, by the Commission of Dignity, Ramon Barnadas and Ricard Marco, by the Fotoconnexió Association.