The CIFB opened in October 1978, following the model of New York’s ICP. It was an advanced photography school with darkrooms, studios and classrooms, a library, a film theater, an exhibition space and a bar. It was directed by Albert Guspi (1943-1985), former photo-reporter in the 1960s, and founder of the first commercial photo art gallery in Spain, Galeria Spectrum in Barcelona opened in 1973. The gallery program was international and combined contemporary and historical work.
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