31o x 234 x 240 mm
The Latin American Photobook integrates one hundred and fifty works of great wealth and complexity, which reveal the enormous contribution that Latin America has made to the history of the photobook, as well as some of the best kept secrets in the history of photography. The work is a selection of the best works published from 1920 to the present, and includes references to figures such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Horacio Coppola, Graciela Iturbide, … The research to carry out the publication has been supported by AECID, Fundacion Televisa and the Cultral Center of Spain in Sao Paulo. The selection regarding the images presented and the text prepared by Horacio Fernández, professor of art history specialized in photography, curator of exhibitions and artistic director of PhotoEspaña, make this book the best documentation related to the history of Latin American photography presented so far. The Latin American Photobook has been published in several joint editions: Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
About the Author
Horacio Fernández is a historian of photography, an exhibition curator and a lecturer in the History of Photography in the Cuenca Faculty of Fine Arts. In 1999, he curated the major exhibition Fotografía Pública. Photography in Print 1919-1939 at the Reina Sofía. Between 2004 and 2006, he was the general curator for PhotoEspaña International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts. His most recent exhibition projects include Photobooks. Spain 1905-1977 at the Reina Sofía (2014) and Miserachs Barcelona at the MACBA (2015), in which the photobook was a central element.
About the Publisher
RM is one of the most prestigious publishers of art books in Latin America, focusing primarily on photography and contemporary art. It also maintains a select catalogue of Latin American literary classics. RM Has published more than 190 titles by or about writers and artists of the international stature of Graciela Iturbide, Myako Ishiuchi, Carlos Amorales, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Martin Parr, Julio Cortázar, Daido Moriyama, Luis Barragán, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Masao Yamamoto, Juan Rulfo, Agustín Jiménez, Marcos López, Jeff Wall, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Paolo Gasparini, and León Ferrari.