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The Latin American Photobook
Horacio Fernández

The Latin American Photobook, Horacio Fernández

The Latin American Photobook, Horacio FernándezThe Latin American Photobook
Horacio Fernández


264 Pages
223 x 305 mm
ISBN 9781597111898


The Latin American Photobook integrates one hundred and fifty works of great richness and complexity, which reveal the enormous contribution that Latin America has made to the history of the fotolibro, as well as some of the best kept secrets of the history of photography.

It is a critical study that provides relevant information about the authors and the social, cultural and political context of the photobooks presented, which are reproduced with the greatest graphic display and constitute the most outstanding production from the origin of the photobook in Latin America to the present day. In chronological and thematic order, the reader will find the most outstanding photobooks from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.

About the Author
Horacio Fernández is a photography historian, exhibition curator and professor of the History of Photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cuenca. In 1999 he curated the great Public Photography exhibition. Photography in Print 1919-1939 at the MNCARS. Between 2004 and 2006, he was general curator of the PhotoEspaña International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts. His most recent exhibition projects include the exhibition Photos and Books. Spain 1905-1977 at the MNCARS (2014) and Miserachs Barcelona at the MACBA (2015), in which the photobook is a central element.

About the Magazine
Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, is a magazine and photography organisation. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as ‘common ground for the advancement of photography,’ Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. From their base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally.