Sala de Exposiciones Canal de Isabel II 125 Santa Engracia Street 28003 Madrid, Spain
From 20.04.2016 to 24.06.2016
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11.00 to 20.30 h. Sundays and bank holidays de 11.00 a 14.00 h. Closed on: Monday 24, 25 and 31 December; 1 and 6 Januery; 1 May. Special Schedules on: Maundy Thursday, Maundry Friday; 2 and 15 May from 11.00 to 20.30 h.
Francisco Gómez, (1918–1998), known as Paco Gómez he is one of the undisputed names of contemporary photography in the second half of the twentieth century. His presence in the photographic media begins with his admission to the Royal Photographic Society in 1956, it continues his subsequent entry into Afal in 1957 and the formation of the group La Palangana in 1959, with photographers like Gabriel Cualladó, Gerardo Vielba or Ramón Masats. This group was the initial germ of the so-called School of Madrid. The union of the group resulted from the close friendship among them and in common aesthetic and theoretical considerations about photography, far from the pictorialism and "salonism" that prevailed at the time, and with greater concern for social issues. Paco Gómez maintained an innovative way of looking, which is astonishingly relevant today, photographing interiors and exteriors of buildings and architectural constructions of the time. His importance in photography is also secured by its identification as a member of the School of Madrid. Much of the photographic legacy of Paco Gómez belongs today to Fundación Foto Colectania. It can also be found in collections such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), the IVAM and the Telefonica Foundation. Ramón Masats sais about him, "he was, in my opinion, the best photographer of my generation. Neither more nor less." (VV.AA.:2008)