zaterdag 22 juni 2013

Chili Rencontre L'Atlas des voyages Sergio Larrain Photography


Sergio LARRAIN Photographs ; J. MAYER Text

A book in the series Rencontre L'Atlas des voyages, a collection directed by Charles-Henri Favrod. 190 pages, over 85 photographs by Sergio Larrain, colour and b/w. It looks like a travel book, it is an excellent book of photographs by Sergio Larrain.

In 1968 Editions Recontre in Lausanne Switzerland, as part of their L’Atlas des Voyages series, published a book of called Chile. It is, with the exception of two photographs, entirely illustrated with Larrain’s work. This book is much different than the others I will mention as its concept is more illustrative than artistic. The book is meant as an introduction to the country of Chile for non-Chileans so most of the images wind up being more decorative from Larrain than the other books reveal. It is not meant as a showcase for his work. Although there are many great images that are signature Larrain, on the whole, the book is made of images that seem made to fit the tone of the concept rather than the fully engaged, exploratory Larrain we may be familiar with. 
See also Life on the Streets: Sergio Larrain at Rencontres
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