Start date: 21 January 2022
Finish date: February 20th 2022
Event type: Exposition
Site: Center d'Art l'Estació
From this afternoon everyone who approaches the Center d'Art L'Estacio You can take a tour of Dénia in the XNUMXth century thanks to a series of black and white photographs that will be exhibited for a month.
Exposure Dénia, black and white is made up of a set of forty-four photographs of Dénia from the early 1904th century, from 176 to the XNUMXs, and is a sample of the XNUMX photographs that can be found in the book Dénia black and white edited by Edicions Tivoli and Dénia City Council.
The Municipal Archive of Dénia has collaborated directly in the project, with texts and with the selection and organization of the photographs that we can see both in the exhibition and in the publication. The brothers Juan Ramón and José Antonio Pérez Martínez have been in charge of the captions of the images.
This publication fills a void, since a similar project has not been carried out in Dénia for more than forty years and, therefore, it has been a long time since we had available a publication of old large-format photographs with the technical quality and the magnificent photographs that the current work has.
In the exhibition we will find images known as Fabert's postcards, dated around 1909, but essential with views of the streets of Dénia or the old market square, such as the little-known view of the space that would later be occupied by the Paseo del Saladar and that in 1909 it was full of palm trees.
But there is also a lot of unpublished or little-known material, such as the photographs in the collection of Tomás Trenor Palavicino whose great-great-grandson, Tomàs Trenor Puig, sent to the archive a few years ago. In the exhibition you can see 4 images of the 6 total. They were images of the port area related to a trip made to Denia by Tomás Trenor Palavicino, with his son, Tomás Trenor Azcárraga, in 1904, to supervise the businesses they had in Dénia. The view of the missing Fortí wall and the scenes with life in the port are fantastic.
Like the photo that shows the emigration through the port of Dénia, a family that takes the mattress, as they used to be, with shredded and erased fabric and that we enclose.
The Cardona-Far collection, recently presented at the town hall and now incorporated into the Municipal Archives, has another opportunity to be disclosed. The exhibition shows 5 of the 14 photographs that are in the book of the doctor-photographer Francesc Parés. They all have great quality and interest. It is estimated that Parés and his wife Josefa Terrades visited Dénia around 1918.
A few more have also been selected from the set of photographs for the exhibition, such as the view of the hotel in Les Rotes of the beginnings of tourism.
The collection of the Alicante photographer Francisco Sánchez, deposited in the Alicante Municipal Archive, is represented in the exhibition by 4 images with views of the seaside neighborhood that he made in 1947.
Among them appears the square of the Convent of San Antonio when the entire convent was still there, with the cloister inside and the arcades that opened onto the square in full view. In another image of the exhibition, with the fair, you can see how this building was demolished in 1967, a loss for Dianense heritage.
The Tivoli collection and the Municipal Archives complete this exhibition with images organized by theme: the city and the castle; the port and the coast; and the field and the pass. Images of Dianense photographers such as J. Guillen, a photographer from Dénia in the fifties, or José Marsal, author of the image on the cover of the book and the banner of the exhibition.