Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ramón Masats

Ramón Masats (1931) is a Spanish (Catalan) photographer.
 Masats became interested in photography during his military service.
He became a photojournalist in 1953 and started working on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. The following year, he joined the Royal Photographic Society of Catalonia. He met Terré Ricard and Xavier Miserachs .
In 1957, he moved to Madrid and travelled through Spain as a reporter for the magazine Gaceta Ilustrada.
Ramon Masats took this photograph in Valladolid, in 1962.
That same year, he returned to the group AFAL and joined photographers like Gabriel Cuallado, Gerardo Vielva and Paco Gómez and creates the group Palangana .
Between 1958 and 1964, he worked for various magazines and journals such as Gaceta Ilustrada, Mundo Hispanico, Arriba and Ya.
In 1964, he directed his first documentary, Prado Museum Vivo, which earned him a special prize, Tahormina.

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