About author

Joan Miquel-Quintilla was born in Barcelona on July 10th. 1912. The youngest son of a Catalan family of fabric manufacturers, he broke the family tradition because from a very young age, when he was a student in the Piarist Fathers School, he felt a passion for Science in all of its facets.

At the University of Barcelona he studied, at the same time, Chemistry and Pharmacy degree and he graduated in both courses with an Extraordinary Final Year Prize. In the early 1930s he went to Nuremberg and Heidelberg for his doctoral studies, but in that period Germany was living the effervescence of Nazism, as a consequence he decided to go to Paris to complete his Doctoral Thesis on the study of Sulphonamides.

The Spanish Civil War found him in Barcelona, he was captain of the Military Pharmacy and worked for the Health Department of the Generalitat. The war abruptly ended his medicine career. In these years he carried out the IR Optical research applied to night vision at the University of Barcelona in collaboration with Dr. Miguel Masriera.

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Cincuenta años de fotografía que reflejan la evolución de la sociedad española: pre y post-guerra hasta la institución de la democracia.

Photo album of Joan Miquel-Quintilla

Woman turning hay in Bohí Valley, 1961
Salardú. Vall d'Aran,1966
Bourg-Madame. France, 1957
Jumping rope. Barcelona, 1956
At Sant Pau del Camp. Barcelona, 1956
Tourists arrival to Lloret de mar, 1958
Fishermen in Llançá. Girona, 1958
Selling old books at Rambla Santa Mònica, 1960
Funeral Procession in Provença Street
Medina Azahara. Córdoba, 1959
Return after fishing, 1951
A well-kept garden Turò Park, 1952
Bagels at St Antoni fair in Gràcia, 1957
Ample street of Barcelona in 1961
The first steps, 1956
A street in the Barcelona Gothic Quarter , 1956
Old man picking up snails at Vallromanes, 1955
Toledo backyard, 1956
Mother and son at Garcimuñoz Castle. Cuenca, 1962
Mass in the church of Santa María del Mar of Barce