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One day, One photo

Let us look after you, be inspired

We invite you to discover the art hidden in our collections. Every day we select a photograph, a painting or a drawing for you to discover new worlds. We are sharing an idea, an inspiration. We are opening a window to the world of art.

Lee Friedlander Los Angeles, 1970 © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco © COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

A street in Los Angeles

The unreal atmosphere of this street, the mist, the emptiness, catches our eye. In this image from 1970 there is something very present, reminding us of the sensations we have had throughout these days at home. 

Helen Lewitt New York, ca. 1940 © Estate of Helen Levitt. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied without prior written consent © COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

Life in New York

An image that bears witness to reality. Helen Lewitt’s work of art reflects life on the street; a child, a mother, an everyday scene. An brief gesture full of intensity, with the photographer as the only observer.


Lee Friedlander Chicago, 1972 © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco © COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

The social landscape of Chicago

With urban furniture, posters and road signs, Lee Friedlander accumulates elements in an obvious chaos with a risky layout, creating a fragment of reality and a visual diary. 

Robert Adams Denver, Colorado, 1966 © Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York © COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

Denver, Colorado

Austere and full of nuances, Robert Adams’ work is a chronicle of the changes that life in the west of north America has undergone in recent decades, a reflection of the urban transformation and the squandering of resources that human beings have carried out over the years.

Berenice Abbott Canyon: Broadway and Exchange Place, 1936 The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Photography Collection. The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations © Getty Images / Berenice Abbott

Regarding New York

Berenice Abbott captured the spirit of New York, transforming it at will. In her work Canyon  she builds an unprecedented landscape in the city, a canyon formed by steep walls with hardly any vegetation.

Nicholas Nixon The Brown sisters, 1975 © Nicholas Nixon, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. © COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

The Brown Sisters

When looking at the series by the photographer Nicholas Nixon we feel the unavoidable passing of time, we perceive the vulnerability of the human being and we share a common history. We invite you to enter a private scene that has been repeated every year since 1974.


Portraits are the main figures of our collections. The exhibition Portraits reflected the complexity and richness of this genre in the works of the great photographers of the 20th century. You can watch it on this video.