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Paris, France
A new history of Latin American photography books
January 20 – April 8, 2012

Curator: Horacio Fernandez
Advisory Committee: Marcelo Brodsky, Iata Cannabrava, Lesley Martin, Martin Parr, Ramon Reverté
“The Latin American Photography Book : The best kept secret in the history of photography”
Martin Parr

The idea of ​​searching and presenting the best photography books of Latin America was born in the first Latin American forum of photography in São Paulo, in 2007. On this occasion we observed the lack of a critical mapping of the books published in the twentieth century on this continent.

The exhibition presents 40 photography books created between 1921 and 2012. The show will follow a route consisting of original books, antique editions, films, maquettes and citations.

The selection is based around six subjects:

– History and Propaganda
– Urban Photography
– Photo Essays
– Artists Books
– Literature and Photography
– Contemporary Books

Designer: Jasmin Oezcebi

The exhibition in Paris is the first stop on an international tour.

The exhibition is co-produced by LE BAL / Ivory Press (Madrid – Spain) / Aperture Foundation (New York – USA) / Instituto Moreira Morales (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo – Brazil) / Museo del libro y de la lengua ( Buenos Aires – Argentina).


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