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Nuevo Imparcial.- The Community of Madrid presents the first retrospective exhibition of this photographer, entitled Enrique Meneses. The life of a reporter in the PhotoEspaña Festival 2015 and with the collaboration of the Enrique Meneses Foundation. Curated by Chema Conesa,it  presents a selection of 90 photographs in black and white as well as some objects that belonged to the photographer. The exhibition is completed with a video specifically made for the occasion.

Enrique Meneses (Madrid, 1929-2013) is one of the most prominent names in  Spanish documentary photography. Tireless journalist and eyewitness to major international events of the second half of the twentieth century, the exhibition traces his long and eventful career applauded internationally and, paradoxically, almost unknown in Spain.

The exhibition is a journey in which a thorough review is made of some of the key themes of his photographic work as they were: Sierra Maestra, Khrushchev & Kennedy, Nasser’s Egypt, the Civil Rights in the US, royal weddings (Don Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and Baldwin and Fabiola of Belgium) and portraits of celebrities (including Pablo Picasso, Henry Fonda, Peter O’Toole and Luis Miguel Dominguín).

In addition, on site guided tours have been organized within the program, during four Wednesdays and by specialists in the field, invited to discuss and review the photographs by Enrique Meneses .  Guided tours for groups are available by appointment each Friday at 12:00 am. Pre-registration must be made by telephone to the exhibition hall from April 16.

  • Address: Exhibition Hall Canal de Isabel II- C / Santa Engracia, 125-28003 Madrid
  • Phone: 91 545 10 00 – Ext 2505.
  • Directions:* Subway: Ríos Rosas (Line 1) – Alonso Cano (Line 7) * EMT: Bus 3, 37 and 149
  • Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 11:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:30. Sundays, public holidays, 24 and 31 December, from 11:00 to 14:00 h.
  • Closed: Every Monday and May 1.
  • Free admission