The Masó Brothers and Stereoscopic Photography
From October 24 to January 28, 2007 – Museu del Cinema
This exhibition was the result of the happy coincidence in Girona of three opportunities: the declaration of Masó Year (honouring the most outstanding Noucentista architect from Girona), the conservation of two important collections of stereoscopic photography by the brothers Rafael and Joan Masó, and the desire of the Museum of Cinema and Girona City Council's Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) to shed light on the origins and historical development of the stereoscopic image.
The sum of these three factors is the exhibition that we present to you whose aim is to publicize another dimension of the activity of Rafael and Joan Masó, pharmacist and printer, that of amateur stereoscopic photographers. However, we did not want to organize a simple show of their photographs. We tried to go beyond that, explaining to you firstly what stereoscopic photography is, what its origins were, and its historical development up to when the Masó brothers produced their photographs. Three great collections of devices and stereoscopic photography help us to make this journey through history: the Antoni Escubedo Collection, the Carles Moner Collection and the Tomàs Mallol Collection. After that, we will be able to look at a necessarily small selection of the stereoscopic photography by Rafael Masó, conserved in the image archive of the Catalan Architects' Association in Girona, and by Joan Masó, from the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI).