Barcelona Cultura

Distinction. A century of fashion photography


Col·lecció del Museu del Disseny de Barcelona / Barcelona Design Museum Collection

The starting point for this exhibition is the Museu del Disseny (Design Museum) fashion photography collection, which comprises a total of 464 images of different sizes produced by 38 photographers from 1903 to 2013.

Fashion photography was the main means used to promote fashion in the twentieth century, and can be regarded as just another element in the fashion system. These images are generally commissioned for publication in fashion magazines or for use in media campaigns by fashion brands, designers and companies.

The show will comprise seven sections or areas, each featuring a selection of photographs to illustrate the evolution and changing ways of understanding fashion photography. Distinction will include images by 38 photographers whose works are represented in the collection.

This exhibition is accessible for people with disabilities


Juan Naranjo




Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. Room B


General admission: €4,40
Reduced admission: €3

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