The Maker of Memories

Original Title: El fabricant de records

Publication: 2022

Author: Martí Gironell

Doctor Masgrau, director of the Center for Image Research and Dissemination in Girona, receives an unexpected visitor with a box of unpublished and risky photos of Valentí Fargnoli. These were great secrets of his.

The maker of memories is a fascinating journey through the life of Valentí Fargnoli, a traveling photographer who, in the early 20th century, went all over Catalonia on his bicycle, capturing life from the coast to the mountains, life in the smallest villages and in the big cities. Fargnoli constructed both a personal and collective memory through his images, a memory of great value that was destined to disappear. His brilliant career even led to him shooting king Alfonso XIII's wedding, an event that changed his life forever.

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Original Language

CATALAN | Columna

Translation Rights

SPANISH | Planeta

Prizes

Winner of the Prudenci Bertrana Award 2022.

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