A01 [COD.] — A27 [S | COD.23]

Photographs and text by Rosângela Rennó

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11 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches 336 pages, 269 color images Hardcover 978-859102-541-1 2013

Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year 2013

Historical Book Award Rencontres d'Arles 2013

To make this book, which is part of a trilogy, Rennó meticulously photographed the material found in twenty-seven boxes the majority of whose contents have been slowly and methodically stolen from the General Archive of the City of in Rio de Janeiro. The project focus in particular on the disappearance of the images of Augusto Malta and his sons, who worked for the city for over fifty years and whose original prints have recently risen in market value. Rennó’s images are of abandoned album covers, some few remaining photographs, faint traces of images, identification labels, and sometimes nothing at all.

“This book gives you a profound sense of the fragility of the human condition. It’s also a moving meditation on the constant transformations of Rio itself, the erasures required by change." Julien Frydman


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