Luis Barragán’s Architecture Through the Lens of Armando Salas Portugal

Why We Recommend it

F22 foto’s new space at The Peninsula hotel showcases photos of legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s most important works, taken by renowned photographer Armando Salas Portugal.


F22 presents Emotional Architecture, a solo exhibition of the renowned Mexican photographer Armando Salas Portugal, at their new Art Deco-inspired space f22 Peninsula. This show features 19 rare vintage photographs of the legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s most important architectural works.

For more than 40 years, Salas Portugal photographed Barragan’s architecture. His beautiful photographic compositions offer viewers the unique opportunity of appreciating the dynamic interrelation between the works of these two great artists.

Born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1916, Armando Salas Portugal grew up in Mexico City. He met the architect Luis Barragán at his own photography exhibition in 1944 in Mexico City. Barragán was able to see the photography of Salas Portugal as an inexhaustible source of possibilities which built a strong bond between them. This artistic relationship lasted until Barragán’s death in 1988.

Salas Portugal’s works have been shown and collected in important museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art and the Centre Pompidou.

Featured image: Horse Pool in San Cristobal, The Clubs, Mexico City. c. 1968-1975 © f22 foto space


When: 2 Feb 2020 - 24 Mar 2020 Where: f22 foto space at The Peninsula Hong Kong – Shop W16 & W18, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road – Tsim Sha Tsui