La gloriosa Aviación Republicana que tan brillantemente ha actuado en todos los frentes (The glorious Republican Aviation who has acted as shiningly on all fronts)
Arenys de Mar, 1893 — Barcelona, 1937
The arrival of the printed page became a crucial element for the definition of photographic modernity. It was also the moment of the birth of documentary photography, which corresponds to the historical period of the appearance and consolidation of illustrated magazines, as well as photographic cameras of small format and of new materials which allowed high speed photos to be taken.
There is a historical relation between the evolution of illustrated reporting and wars. In a more specific way, we can say that modern reporting was born with the Spanish Civil War thanks to photographers such as Robert Capa or Agustí Centelles. It is the first war with an extensive coverage in the printed press. We shouldn’t forget, however, Josep Badosa, the first Catalan photographer to adopt a camera with universal film, a Leica, substituting the cameras of glass plates, it was the master Agustí Centelles, who contracted him as an assistant from 1927 to 1931. The Civil War brought the life of this pioneer in modern photo journalism to an end in 1937.
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