Col·lecció Quim Giró

Quim Giró Collection

This collection comprises 82 photographs, all studio portraits by photographers such as Pau Font and Domènec Bosch from Figueres; Amis Unal, Joaquim Massaguer and Reina i Barrera from Girona; Barcelona photographers Cantó, Adrien Cordiglia and Rafael Areñas; and other photographers from Belgium and France.

Of the 82 photographs, 13 are 13x18 negatives on glass plate, and 69 are black and white positives, with albumen or collodion emulsions on paper with a cardboard mount. These «cartes de visite» are in notably good state of conservation.

The photographs entered the archive in 2006. The set complements the interesting subject of early photography in Girona province, together with Emili Massanas i Burcet's research on the first photographers in the province, particularly in Girona and Figueres.

Area of identification
Reference code
Level of description
Quim Giró Collection
Inclusive dates: 1865-1950
Volume and support
69 black and white positives on paper with albumen or collodion emulsion and carte-de-visite format; and 12 black and white glass plate negatives with a 13 × 18 cm format.
Context area
Name of producer(s)
Quim Giró
Producer history
Born in Borrassà (Alt Empordà) in 1968, he began to take photographs in 1987. He is the author of the books L'Empordà íntim (2005), with snapshots of daily life in the Salines Bassegoda area, and Batecs visuals (2007), with snapshots of day-to-day life in the municipality of Castelló d'Empúries. He gathered this small collection during 2005 and 2006.
Archive history
This collection arrived at the Centre in 2006. The photographs were cleaned and catalogued in the Centre's database that same year.
Details of entry
Acquired on 18 July 2006.
Content area and structure
Scope and content
Portraits of people from Girona province taken by local photographers at the beginning of the 20th century and studio portraits by photographers such as Pau Font and Domènec Bosch from Figueres, Amis Unal, Joaquim Massaguer, and Reina i Barrera from Girona, and Cantó, Adrien Cordiglia, and Rafael Areñas from Barcelona, as well as other studio photographers located in France and Belgium.
Conditions for access and use area
Conditions for access
Free and open access.
Related documentation area
Related documentation
Control of description area
Author and date(s)
SPC, October 2013.
The units of description.
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