Horacio Fernandez (Author)
A growing appreciation of the photobook has inspired a flood of new scholarship and connoisseurship of the form--few as surprising and inspiring as The Latin American Photobook, the culmination of a four-year, cross-continental research effort led by Horacio Fernandez, author of the seminal volume Fotografia Pública. Compiled with the input of a committee of researchers, scholars, and photographers, including Marcelo Brodsky, Iatã Cannabrava, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio and Martin Parr, The Latin American Photobook presents 150 volumes from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela. It begins with the 1920s and continues up to today, providing revelatory perspectives on the under-charted history of Latin American photography, and featuring work by great figures such as Claudia Andujar, Barbara Brändli, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Horacio Coppola, Paz Errázuriz, Graciela Iturbide, Sara Facio, Paolo Gasparini, Daniel González, Boris Kossoy, Sergio Larrain and many others. The book is divided into thematic sections such as "The City," "Conceptual Art and Photography" and "Photography and Literature," the latter a category uniquely important to Latin America. Fernandez's texts, exhaustively researched and richly illustrated, offer insight not only on each individual title and photographer, but on the multivalent social, political, and artistic histories of the region as well. This book is an unparalleled resource for those interested in Latin American photography or in discovering these heretofore unknown gems in the history of the photobook at large.
(BOSTELMANN, ENRIQUE). Bostelmann, Enrique. Preface by Carlos Fuentes. AMERICA: UN VIAJE A TRAVES DE LA INJUSTICIA. Mexico City, MEXICO: Siglo XXI Editores, S.A., 1970. First Edition. Oblong Small 4to. 1/4 Cloth Over Boards. Photography Monograph. No Jacket - As Issued. np (170pp), profusely illustrated in gravure. Text in Spanish. Designed by Marti Soler. Cover design by Leopoldo Lozano.
In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "America: un viaje a través de la injusticia (America: a journey through injustice)" is Mexican photographer Enrique Bostelmann's gritty, socially conscious 1970 photo essay chronicling the primarily impoverished indigenous campesinos of Latin America.
Issued in Mexico City in the wake of its Olympics and late sixties student and political upheaval, it has become widely viewed in recent years as one of the defining photographically illustrated "protest books" of that decade of unrest. Its preface is in the form of a five page holographic reproduction of an original contribution by noted Mexican literary titan Carlos Fuentes.
(page 110 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II" and pages 106-107 of Horacio Fernandez' "The Latin American Photobook")
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