There are images that will transport you to other lives elsewhere, to other souls even photographs that transfer you the feeling of the moment in which they were taken, as if while the sights were aware of belonging to that common story that we all share and something you removiese you on the inside that is precisely what happens when you look at the photographic archive of the Claverol Foundation. Joseph and Valenti Claverol, father and son respectively, are considered the first Andorran photographers, even the latter UNESCO Picasso received in 1998 the gold medal for his contribution to the history of the Principality of Andorra and although his life is best known through his legacy, today would like to make a special mention to both reviewing their biography. the Seu dUrgell (Lerida), but at age 14, he was orphaned and moved to Chile with his uncle, where he discovered photography. However, Jose returned very soon to the place that saw him grow because his sister fell sick and coincidentally, during This room would know who would be his wife and the mother of their future children, Concepcio. Installed again in La Seu he opened a Photography Studio defending provided that a good picture should be made in a natural environment. Unfortunately, subsequent developments in Spain made that most of the documents were lost.
Jose and Concepcio had four sons, of whom, only the small, Valenti, born in 1902, continued fondness for his father and although he started his career at Barcelona, following the family tradition that their grandparents with a fabrics shop, had been initiated soon began to also work for the Eastman Kodak Company. Married in 1930 and his wife fell in love with Andorra, where they were boyfriends trip, so very soon, the country of the Pyrenees became at home and in the workplace that would develop his photographic career, combining with a small business in Andorra la Vella, the first of the Principality in which you could find Kodak products. In 1970 founded the Valenti Claverol archives that were relegated by the Claverol Foundation, which today houses more than 7,000 negatives, photographs and an important part of the history of Andorra in film support.