Graphic History of Heavy industry and power generation in Spain

C6NA Foundation presents the exhibition Sagunto Graphic History of Heavy industry and power generation in Spain , an exhibition organized in collaboration with the city of Sagunto and Saggas, which owns the Sagunto regasification plant. The exhibition will be open in the Exhibition Hall Glorieta until next November 29, includes a selection of over 200 pieces of bal bearings, including photographs of Guillermo Alarcon Martí, objects, materials and publications that reflect the past, present and future Heavy industry in Spain and his imprint on the Spanish geography. Through the camera lens landscapes, buildings, factories and facilities that testify to the history of heavy industry in Spain since its introduction in the mid-nineteenth century to the present are crossed. Exposure can see images of the blast furnace and the ancient craft workshops Puerto de Sagunto, Mine’s Timely Andorra, locomotive factory Voossloh, the mill Arcerlor-Mital Aviles or shipyards in Gijon among many others.

The images show the different types of metal mining had much relevance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Spain, such as bac dan, lead, iron and mercury. In addition, references to the use of coal and the use of machine tools in shipbuilding and railroad collected. The exhibition also reflects the importance of the textile industry, which absorbed the jobs destroyed by low agricultural profitability and whose remnants were employed in the construction of railroads, public works, part of the industrialization of Vizcaya and strengthening cloth in Catalonia and other parts of Aragon, Andalusia and Valencia. The tour comes to the present, showing how in recent decades the exploitation of mineral resources, adaptation to the rules of the EEC and the EU and the process of globalization have changed many of these industries. While some were updated and reinvented, such as renewable energy or regasification, others have disappeared and only left standing facilities as testimony of the past. This journey of more than 120 images complete with a selection of publications and books on the steel, mining and energy and a display of objects and industry related minerals such as limonite, siderite and magnetite, among many other.

Guillermo Alarcon Martí (Valencia, 1957) is team leader for heavy industry, specializing in repair and maintenance of construction machinery mining, marine and industrial engines. It has been for much of his professional life member of the Works Council in the area of occupational health and safety and is currently oncology volunteer. Linked to analog photography since 1984, has been vice president of the Association Photo Valenciana (1994) and belongs to the International Federation of Photographic Art. He is also author of the first Technical Note Risk Prevention Photographic Laboratories in White and Black. He has taught courses on introduction to scientific photography, as well as toning to perpetuate the image file copies for documentation and health and safety standards. His fondness for production processes and economic history took more than 12 years ago to tour the Spanish geography to document this historic process.

The exhibition Graphic History of Heavy industry and power generation in Spain can be seen at the exhibition hall Glorieta de Sagunto from Tuesday to Saturday from 17-21 h.