The first Catalan photographer in history and the first photograph taken in Catalonia

Early in 1839, when the scientist Francesc Aragó, a native of Roussillon, presented Daguerre's great invention in Paris, there was a large group of Catalans living in the city, attracted by the breeze of modernity to be experienced there. Their interests were very varied, from their studies to politics and science, amongst others. Some of them could not resist the appeal of the daguerreotype and became captivated by this new way of representing the world. From then onwards, to a lesser or greater degree, they would actively participate in the dissemination of this technique in Catalonia and throughout the rest of Spain.

Jep Martí Baiget