18/07/2020 – 22/11/2020
Museu Palau Solterra, Torroella de Montgrí
The exhibition Under the Light of the Sea by the Catalan photographer Espe Pons (Barcelona, 1973) is a photo essay that endeavours to honour all the victims of the Franco regime during the civil war and post-war periods in Spain. The project is based on the story of the photographer’s grandfather’s youngest brother, Tomàs Pons Albesa, who was shot at Camp de la Bota in Barcelona in 1941, aged 31.
The artist has visited the places that Tomàs Pons Albesa was in during the last days of his life and has collected contemporaneous information relating to the case in order to be able to reconstruct the story, which until now has been fragmentary.
In this exhibition combining contemporary photography and documentary evidence from the past, Espe Pons builds a new narrative that evokes a past that is made present to us via a landscape freighted with light and shadow.