Fotografia a Catalunya

Joan i Ramon Bellmunt

Joan i Ramon Bellmunt


Joan and Ramon Bellmunt were born in Vilanova i la Geltrú, the sons of Ramon Bellmunt and Mercè Poblet.

They were painters and decorators and took an active interest in hiking, sport, archaeology and photography.

In 1951 they were the founding members of the Balaguer Museum and Library Studies Centre, which included sections on photography and archaeology.

The Photography Group started as part of the Student Workers' Association and when this was incorporated into the Studies Centre, Joan Bellmunt was its president.

The brothers were the driving force behind the establishment of the Vilanova i la Geltrú Municipal Photographic Archive, for which they took many photographs and wrote the first files. Together with other local photographers they organised this archive in a systematic and professional manner.

Over the course of years they acquired a large number of photographs and this collection became an important archive, which they kept at home, where they also had a darkroom.

Ramon's wife, Conxita Martí, was a great help, both during their period of maximum creativity and also at the end of their careers, with the vital task of preserving the archive.

With the passage of time, and especially with the progressive deterioration of Joan's vision in 1978, they began to leave aside their photographic and other activities.


BELLMUNT, Joan. Joan i Ramon Bellmunt. Els nostres fotògrafs. Volum 3. [Vilanova i la Geltrú]: Arxiu Comarcal del Garraf, 2012

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