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A hundred years of Sports in Cataluña in a photography exhibition in Falset

A hundred years of Sports in Cataluña in a photography exhibition in Falset

Falset. Costa Dorada. Obra Social "la Caixa" Arts in Teatro de l´artesana in Falset organized an exhibition devoted to the last hundred years of sport in Catalonia from the contributions of one of the most important photographers and photojournalists such as Avelino Pi. Avelino Pi. Picture of the sport presents a wide selection of work of this photographer from five major sections dedicated Olympic sport, tennis, football, a miscellany Misc Sports (boxing to golf and sailing in Formula 1) and the people surrounding the sport (from vendors to the leaders of major international organizations). It also included an audiovisual presentation that reveals the personality of Avelino Pi and show different aspects of their activity.  "Sport is like life," says Avelino Pi. I know what you speak: for almost forty years that photograph sporting events of all kinds, in all disciplines. He has lived hundreds of victories and defeats, has enjoyed peace and Olympic seen as broken, has met the greats and has mixed with the anonymous individuals who observe the glory from the barrier. Avelino Pi is a pioneer of sports photography in Spain. His career really started at the Olympics in Munich, 1972. Since then, Avelino Pi witnessed others found five Olympic Summer id'hivern Sarajevo, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Sydney and Athens. This experience has allowed him to reflect changes in the world of sport and the main characters that have significance and continuity to the Olympic movement over the past thirty years. He even became the official photographer of the International Olympic Committee during the eighties. But their experience is not limited to the Olympics: in fact, there are few sports that have been out of sight of Avelino Pi. His work is extensive and diverse, ranging from tennis, sailing, soccer and golf to motorcycling il'automobilisme. Cameras unusual formats The professional and amateur photographers will be amazed at the working method of Pi and the tools you have used. Avelino Pi has always looked for quality above all. The sharpness and essence of the competition, the time and effort overcoming elementary. This purpose has driven cameras use unusual formats in an effort to obtain optimal results, innovative and spectacular. Therefore prestige brands, media and sponsors and institutions wanted to participate in their work. So, he has worked for The Vanguard, Lacoste, Adidas and Kodak. He has also worked with the Catalan and Spanish tennis federation, the Federation of Golf, the Consortium for the organization of the Tenth World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona in 2003 and Madrid 2012 Olympic bid. The retrospective exhibition Avelino Pi. Picture of the sport is also an energetic tour through the highlights of the sport the last four decades. They can follow the major international figures who have marked time, as if it were a Hall of Fame of decisive moments. It is also an excellent opportunity to review the Spanish sportsmen who have grow the sport il'han state located in the world. During these years the competition has changed, and the relationship with the audience of athletes and fans. The sport has become a mass phenomenon, and in this period of modernization, the objective of Avelino Pi has been careful to keep track of the changes. On the other hand, has never neglected the emotions, the intimate nature of the sport, the sparks of success and the defeat reaction, beyond the familiar faces of aesthetic evolution. That's why the images get Avelino Pi exceeded all boundaries of space and time to become a reflection of the human condition. The sharpness of his gaze beyond the importance of an Olympic final, the match od'aquell key point and becomes a truly memorable celebration of sport. The exhibition Avelino Pi. Sports Photography, organized by the Obra Social "la Caixa" co-operation with the City Council and curated by Gerard Falset Maristany and Sergi Martin, can be seen at the Municipal Theater Crafts (Plaça de l´artesana s / n. Falset) from 16 February to 18 March 2010.  

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