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

Two Pigs
A winter day  of 1968 on Las Ramblas
A shepherd in El Empordà
Close to Hostalric
Smoking
Fishermen
The thistle and the butterfly
The fountain in Plaça Cucurulla of Barcelona
Buyingt flowers on the Ramblas of Barcelona
Vielha. Aran Valley, 1961
Old woman sewing
 Muro Castle of Agreda
XXVI International trade fair of Barcelona, 1958
Boats in Les Cases d'Alcanar
The sleeper cat
Panoramic view of Altamira in 1950
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Creek
To the school in Ariza
House of  Mexía de Tovar family in Segovia