‘Hidden La Mola’ Photography Exhibition

Philip Dunn’s new photography Exhibition ‘Hidden La Mola’ is now open in the amazing venue of the Fortress of La Mola in Menorca, Spain.

The exhibition will run until the end of October before moving to other venues in Menorca.

Hidden La Mola Photography Exhibition, Menorca

The wonderful location for the Hidden La Mola Photography Exhibition by Philip Dunn. The photographers who come on the Photography Holiday to Menorca in a few weeks time, will get a special viewing of the exhibition

If you have read my last post you will know that Norene is unwell. This has meant that I have been unable to be in Menorca to set up the exhibition in this extraordinary venue. All the hard work has been done by Joana Catala, the Director of La Mola.

Hidden La Mola Photography ExhibitionJoana has made a fantastic job – arranging the sets of images with imagination and flare. I cannot thank her enough. Joana has sent me these photographs of the exhibition on its first day.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Hotel S’Algar – the lovely hotel where we base our Photography Holidays every year in Menorca. Thanks are due to our good friend Carlos Sintes, Managing Director of S’Algar Hotels for all the support and backing he has given in getting this exhibition up and running.

La Mola is at the top of the list of favourite locations for all the photographers who come on my Photography Holidays in Menorca. It is a truly amazing location for photography, which so much to offer.

The images, which have been gathered over a period of a couple of years, show many of the places that are generally hidden from the public. Sometimes because the derelict buildings in which they were taken are unsafe (no I did not wear a hard hat, but I did tread very carefully in some of the most rickety buildings).

Hidden La Mola Photography ExhibitionOne of the aims of the exhibition is to highlight the need for sensitive renovation of these wonderful places, but also to open the eyes of those who do not immediately recognise the visual wonder of places that have been left undisturbed for many years. Decay and dereliction can be very beautiful. Time is a wonderfully creative force if allowed to work its magic.

Once again my sincere thanks to Joana and Carlos for their help and commitment – hopefully everyone who goes along to the exhibition, including the photographers who come on the Photography Holiday will enjoy the exhibition as much as I enjoyed capturing the photographs


  1. Hello Maura,

    Thank you for commenting.

    Yes, it is a fascinating subject. In this case, though, the images are not the same. If you look carefully, although the framing is very similar, the lighting is very different – this was deliberate on my part because I did not like the shadow running across the picture. I returned to the subject when it was in shadow in order to achieve softer lighting.

    There’s something else as well that makes a difference – but I will post on the blog about that very soon.

    Best wishes,

  2. I was sorry to miss the exhibition, it looks the sort of body of work that would make a great publication. I picked up the leaflet for it and thought I know that detail – and sure enough in 2009 had taken the same image. http://flic.kr/p/cf3KSG

  3. Hello Jacqueline
    Thank you for your charming comment. The pictures were a labour of love and I enjoyed every minute.
    The group of photographers on the Photography Holiday will be at La Mola on Wednesday this week and I hope they will be inspired by this wonderful place.
    Best wishes,

  4. Jacqueline Perry says:

    I work as a guide in La Mola fortress and have just finished this morning a guided visit there. After my visit I went back to see the photo exhibition and loved it. The photography is stunning and Mr. Dunn has captured so much the spirit of La Mola. Even though he says that this collection of photographs is not a celebration of nostalgia, to someone like me who loves this place and its history, the photos said it all.
    Thankyou for sharing your wonderful work with us in La Mola.

  5. David Gleave says:

    What an inspirational exhibition! Hidden La Mola is a ‘must’ for anyone visiting. It certainly reawoke the desire to take a fresh look at objects around me. Thanks

  6. I’m looking forward to seeing your exhibition later on this month

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