Horacio Fernández Editor
Designed by José Luis Logo
Aperture/Fundación Televisa, New York, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Photography
12 x 9 inches, hardcover, 256 pages, 350 color images
ISBN: 9781597111898
Suggested Retail Price: $52.00

From the Publisher. The Latin American Photobook is the culmination of a four-year, cross-continental research effort led by Horacio Fernández, 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 volume presents 150 books from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.

Providing revelatory perspectives on the under-charted history of Latin American photography from the 1920s to today, the book features work by 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. Divided into thematic sections such as The City, Conceptual Art and Photography, and Photography and Literature, a category uniquely important to Latin America, this book is an unparalleled resource for those interested in discovering heretofore unknown gems in the history of the photobook.

Also see The Dutch Photobook (2012).

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Rick Poynor

This major photobook survey (followed by The Dutch Photobook in 2012) focuses on Latin American publications that are little known even in their countries of origin. Many of the projects from the 1930s to the present are stunning and easily the equal of photobooks from Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Horacio Fernández and his advisory committee are acutely sensitive to the vital role that graphic design plays in making a photobook, and there is a valuable appendix exploring the work of six key designers. José Luis Logo expertly lays out the pages.

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