Barcelona Cultura
Glòries Catalanes Square. 2014 AFB. Darius Koehli

Archive acquisitions

Under its acquisition policy, the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona periodically admits photos that enrich its holdings. These photographs come from the holdings of Barcelona City Council, from individuals, photographers, businesses and organisations.

Our acquisition policy gives preference to photos of Barcelona and of figures and events that aid in reconstructing the history of the city in any period. Others preferences are subjects of photojournalism, studio portraits, amateur photography and family collections.

Priority is given to photographers from Barcelona and those that have developed much of their career in the city.

When the Archive receives a proposed donation, firstly the state of conservation of the photos is assessed, along with the subject matter.

Only original photos are accepted; originals being camera originals and photographer's prints or printing-out paper.



  • family Camp fabré Holding
  • Photographic holding Cusachs
  • Marta Povo