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IMAGINA Experiment

Works by such prestigious photographers as Ouka Leele, Cristina García Rodero, Manuel Falces, Carlos Pérez Siquier, Sarah Moon or Martin Parr.

Until 19 May 2024

Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 8pm

Saturdays from noon to 8pm

Sundays from noon to 6pm

Closed on Mondays.

*Visitors must vacate the exhibition 15 minutes before the centre closes


Free admission until full capacity is reached.


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The IMAGINA Experiment exhibition brings together some of the biggest names in national and international photography to present a hand-picked selection of images, some of them unpublished, taken 30 years ago by such renowned photographers as Ouka Leele, Cristina García Rodero, Manuel Falces, Carlos Pérez Siquier, Sarah Moon, Sibylle Bergemann, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martin Parr.

The only opportunity the public had to see the IMAGINA Project was at the 1992 Universal Exhibition in Seville. IMAGINA was a quite unique collection of 456 images taken between 1990 and 1992 by 36 of the world's most renowned photographers, all of whom used the luminous Mediterranean landscape of Almeria as an experimental laboratory.

In this way, not only did the IMAGINA Project address photography as a cultural reference, but it also consecrated it as a discipline linked to painting, architecture, journalism, cinema, dance, literature, music and anthropology, in a context of absolute freedom to explore its own poetic language.

Committed photographs ahead of their time

For the IMAGINA Experiment, the curator has selected 49 images by 16 of the photographers who originally took part in the IMAGINA Project, demonstrating the unique value of these works, which were ahead of their time. The exhibition also reveals a little-known facet of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose contribution to the IMAGINA Project consisted of drawings rather than photographs.

The 16 photographers whose work is on show in the exhibition are, from Spain, Ouka Leele - the first photographer to take part - Manuel Falces, Josep Vicent Monzó, Cristina García Rodero, Carlos Pérez Siquier and Toni Catany. The international photographers are Martin Parr, Sarah Moon, Douglas Keats, Sibylle Bergemann, René Burri, Krzysztof Pruszkowski, Arno Fischer, Ferdinando Scianna, William Klein and Mimmo Jodice.

Experimento IMAGINA, with collections belonging to the Andalusian Centre of Photography and in collaboration with the Manuel Falces Foundation and the Pérez Siquier Centre, takes a fresh look at the IMAGINA Project, the most ambitious public photography programme to be held to date in Spain, which brought together prestigious photographers from all over the world in Almeria in the early 1990s.

The exhibition is curated by the professor and visual arts expert Jesús Segura, who points out that "this exhibition invites us to look to the future with hope, recognising that our imagination and creativity are tools with which we can transform today into a better tomorrow".