The Latin American Photobook
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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.
Horacio Fernández (editor) is a photo-historian, curator, and author of numerous catalogs and books, including Fotografía Pública: Photography in Print 1919–1939 (1999). He has been a senior lecturer at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Cuenca, Spain, since 1988. Between 2004 and 2006, he was general curator of PhotoEspaña, the international festival that takes place in Madrid every year.