Marcel Giró



© Marcel Giró Estate / Toni Ricart Giró



© Marcel Giró Estate / Toni Ricart Giró


© Eduardo Salvatore


Comportas, c.1950. © Palmira Puig-Giró. Marcel Giró Estate / Toni Ricart Giró


Sem título, c.1950. © Palmira Puig-Giró. Marcel Giró Estate / Toni Ricart Giró


Estudo, c.1950. © Palmira Puig-Giró. Marcel Giró Estate / Toni Ricart Giró


Vendedora de flores, c.1950. © Palmira Puig-Giró. Marcel Giró Estate / Toni Ricart Giró


Palmira Puig

(1912-1979)

Palmira Puig, also known in Brazil as Palmira Giró was born in March, 13th, 1912 in Tàrrega (Lleida), in a family of eight brothers, with a strong cultural and intellectual tradition. She studied commercial expertise and during the Civil War she collaborated with the Generalitat of Catalonia (Catalan Government).


In 1942 she married by proxy with Marcel Giró and the same year she traveled to Colombia to meet him. Shortly after they settled in Sao Paulo, where they lived for 30 years.


She died in Barcelona, in September, 27th, 1979.


Palmira was, like Gertrudes Altschul, one of the few female photographers of the São Paulo school. Her work, although short, shares the criteria and strength of the modernist movement.


In addition to being Marcel's muse, Palmira played a key role in the Studio Giró, where she collaborated in all the work that was done, from production, attrezzo and makeup to the supervision of the final product.