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TONI CATANY OR THE CONSTRUCTIVE VISION
by Mercč Ibarz

Majorcan by birth, Barcelonese by long residence and citizen of the world, more particularly of the Mediterranean world, by deep conviction, Toni Catany has a direct and unaffected way of looking at all the things that surround him. And that is also the way he takes photographs.

As Mercè Ibarz describes his works in the following article, "if they show flowers or fruit, these are of the everyday kind; if they're nudes or portraits, they can picture famous show-business people as well as ordinary people he has met in the streets of the Raval district where he lives; if they show ruins, these are of the kind usually ignored by museums and seldom visited by tourists; if they're landscapes, the scenes very seldom produce images of modernity, but they conjure up some immutable reality in which the Mediterranean is used as a metaphor".