Every year Madrid hosts one of the largest photography exhibitions in Europe called PHotoEspaña, the International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts of Madrid, a major event that has been going on since 1998, with exhibitions and workshops in dozens of museums and galleries around town.
One of the most interesting exhibitions is a retrospective of László Moholy-Nagy at the Circulo de Bellas Artes. This Hungarian artist (1895-1946) was an important part of the Bauhaus movement in prewar Germany and worked in all media. His photography and short films document Berlin before it got leveled, and his experiments with photograms and photomontage are still being imitated by less creative artists sixty years later.
PHotoEspaña 2010 runs until July 25.