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The Great Drought (A Grande Seca)

Ronald Ansbach
The Great Drought (A Grande Seca)
Ronald Ansbach
Editora Madalena/Terceiro Nome


124 pages
248×200 mm
ISBN: 978-8-56570-9118


The Great Drought is a circular, imaginary perambulation through the city of São Paulo, from the historic center towards its edges and back, assembled from juxtapositions that reveal a self-devouring city in constant mutation. The book is a photographic exploration into the generic, global city, suspended between its physical presence and its image.

Ronald Ansbach was born in Ponta Grossa, Brazil. Educated as an architect in Canada, he is dedicated to the photography of architecture and of cities, with a particular focus on the current transformations of urban and rural landscapes.

Founded in 2013 by Claudia Jaguaribe, Claudi Carreras and Iatã Cannabrava, Editora Magdalene is born with the vocation to try and support the contemporary production of photobooks in particular Brazilians and Latin Americans.

Since its inception in 1998, the main focus of  Terceiro Nome has been publishing books on issues related to Brazil, especially in the areas of humanities, in adult and children’s literature and dialogue between text and images.