Steidl, Göttingen, 2006. First german edition, first printing.
Mint, new, unread; still originally shrink-wrapped in publisher's plastic foil.
Great photobook with perfectly printed photos from his legendary serie "Izas, Rabizas y Colipoteras" from the sixties (Martin Parr, The Photobook, vol 1, page 220/221)
Hardcover in half linen (as issued). 200 x 240 mm. 156 pages. 85 duotone plates. With an introduction by Agnès Sire and Ute Eskildsen and an essay by Marta Gili. Text in german.
Co-published with Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris and Folkwang Museum, Essen, in collaboration with Fotocolectania, Barcelona.
"I discovered the Barrio Chino in 1958, I understood that it was my world. I was fascinated by its diversity and its social richness…I literally got sucked in by the human quality of these characters. Every weekend for more than two years, Joan Colom explored the “bas-fonds” of Barcelona, the Raval neighbourhood that is known today as the “Barrio Chino”. Concerned with remaining discreet and breaking with the aesthetic traditions of his elders, he began by photographing without aiming the camera. Only whilst printing would he decide on the precise frame for each image. He saw himself as an impassioned witness of a social theatre and his work as a search for authentic “images that touch me.” Today, the “imaginaire” of urban life of the Barrio Chino is rooted in Colom’s images. His work was praised early on by personalities such as Ramon Massats and Joseph Maria Casademont who wrote in 1961: “with Joan Colom, we are entering a new phase of our history of photography.” In these images the modernist avantgarde of the fifties is interwined with the “dark” and pessimistic tradition of Spain during the Franco era.
- Número de livros
- Autor/ Ilustrador
- Joan Colom
- Título do livro
- Como novo
- Artigo mais antigo do ano de publicação
- 1ª edição
- Idioma original
- Steidl, Göttingen
- Capa Dura
- Número de páginas
- 240×200 mm