Sunday, January 29, 2012

Le Bal Paris, A NEW HISTORY OF THE LATIN-AMERICAN PHOTOBOOK


According to Martin Parr the Latin-American photobook is the best kept secret in the history of photography. This then is the subject of Le Bal's current exhibition.
Curated by Horacio Fernandez the idea for this show was born during the 2007 Latin-American forum on photography in São Paulo.
The exhibition presents 40 Latin-American photobooks produced between 1921 and 2012 and is based around six specific themes, history and propaganda, urban photography, photographic essays, artists photobooks, literature and photography and contemporary photobooks. The shows design incorporates original books, vintage prints, projections, models and quotes.

I have not seen this show so I cannot comment any further, however Marc Feustal who writes the intelligent and substantial eyecurious blog has and you could do no better than to have a look at his perceptive review HERE.

The exhibition opened 20 January and runs until 8 April 2012. 

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