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Photo / Gráfica: An exhibition of the Latin American Photobook

In 2007, a group of photographers, editors, and scholars met in Saõ Paolo to discuss the state of Latin American Photography. One result: a committee dedicated to the research of Latin American Photography in Print, led by the author of Fotografia Publica: Photography in Print 1919-1939, Horacio Fernandez. The second result, a fantastically researched book originated by Spanish-language publisher Editorial RM, copublished with French-publisher Images En Manoeuvres, Cosac Naify in Portugese, and Aperture for the English-language translation.

In 2007, a group of photographers, editors, and scholars met in Saõ Paolo to discuss the state of Latin American Photography.

Thirdly, tonight in Paris, we launched Photo/Gráfica, curated by Horacio Fernandez—an exhibition at Le Bal that stems from the past five years of research. A rich mixture of vintage and modern prints, of design sketches, video projections, and the films themselves. A few pix here … but don’t worry if you’re not in Paris for the next few weeks; the show will travel next to Madrid, then to Aperture (November 2012!) before traveling to Rio, Saõ Paolo, and other venues. Big congratulations to all!

Above: Horacio Fernandez, Paris, January 19, 2012

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