The main characters in his photographs are the weak, the disowned and all of those who struggle on a daily basis to survive. This book brings together images of workers breaking up boats, abandoned refugees, amateur boxers, garbage collectors in dumps and members of armed gangs among other subjects. Since 2006 Javier Arcenillas has been working on an essay about violence in Central America. His photographs document pain, desperation, impotence and fear. His first works to gain recognition were Sicarios ("Hitmen") and Nota roja ("Red note"), both installments of his trilogy about death in El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, followed by Latidoame rica, its final part, the focus of which shifts to the tales of the victims of the indiscriminate violence prevalent in Honduran society. A number of these photographs have appeared in these countries' newspapers. The group of photographs included in this book goes a long way to define Arcenillas's work: striking images with a precise narrative discourse stir powerful emotions in the viewer.Shooting in black and white, making use of the close-up to introduce his scenes and playing with only partially focused subjects he arrives at his individual and feisty vision.
This new volume of the PHotoBolsillo series focuses on the Venezuelan artist Alexander Apostol through a monograph in which his most outstanding and relevant works are compiled. Throughout his artistic career, Alexander Apostol has explored about the masculinity, homosexuality and the prejudices about them in the Latin American context. Apostol focuses and reflects on the construction of identity and gender in Venezuela, a nation deeply marked by its political circumstances, and some of his works are concentrated on the iconography of the urban landscape across the country. The book also includes a documented text by Diana Lopez, director of the the Archivo Fotografia Urbana in Caracas.
Since 1983, photographer Miguel Bergasa (born 1951) has made 27 trips to Latin America, undertaking an in-depth exploration of the various cultures of each country in which he chooses to work. This PHotoBolsillo volume introduces his work.
José Ortiz Echagüe (1886 -1980) est un ingénieur militaire, pilote et photographe espagnol. Entre 1909 et 1916, muté au Maroc espagnol, il commence un travail de documentation photographique, qu'il continue par la suite en Espagne, travail qui porte aussi bien sur les paysages et les monuments que sur les êtres humains et leurs rituels. Il est resté fidèle toute sa vie à l'esthétique et aux techniques du pictorialisme, utilisant notamment la gomme bichromatée et le charbon.
This PHotoBolsillo reviews the work of one of the greatest figures of Latin American photography, Alberto Korda. Cardinal figure in the history of Cuban art, Korda is much more than the author of the famous photograph of Che Guevara reproduced countless times all over the world. If the collective epic Cubans lived in the sixties has been identified worldwide through a universe of images of inescapable singularity, this was due to the tact, perseverance and talent of artists like him, who learned to build the visuality of this revolution. This volume shows some of his lesser known facets, such as his portraits of women and his underwater photography series
Winner of the World Press Photo Award for Nature, Hungarian photographer Carlos Spottorno (born 1971) began his career as an art curator at an ad agency. This PHotoBolsillo volume celebrates his work as a professional photographer, including both his editorial and commercial documentary projects.
This issue of La Fábrica's PHotoBolsillo series chronicles the work of award-winning Spanish documentary photographer Cristina de Middel (born 1975). De Middel is internationally known for The Afronauts, a self-published photobook that investigates the short-lived Zambian space program started in 1964.
Monográfico sobre el gran fotógrafo catalán Manuel Outumuro.
Un nouveau livre de la collection PhotoBolsillo dédié au photographe de Madrid Luis de las Alas, auteur d'une oeuvre développée principalement grâce à des collaborations dans des journaux comme El Pais, El Mundo et des publications comme Forbes et Esquire. Biker, surfer, bohème, un rebelle illustré et un méchant élégant. Mais derrière l'image externe, il y a un homme curieux et réflexif. Un professionnel polyvalent et rigoureux, dont l'honnêteté, l'indépendance, la discrétion et la vision humaniste se reflètent d'une manière ou d'une autre, dans les sujets qu'il choisit de photographier.
Le photographe espagnol Alfredo Cáliz (né en 1968) est surtout connu pour ses portraits en mouvement de la vie contemporaine au Maroc, qui reflètent l'intégration et la diversité culturelle qui découle de la migration. Selon les propres mots de l'artiste: "Je ne suis plus un journaliste-photographe, je ne suis plus un artiste-photographe. Je suis simplement un photographe. Je suis entre les deux et je vais bien."
Ce volume de la série PHotoBolsillo présente le travail du photojournaliste espagnol contemporain Ricardo Cases (né en 1971). Son travail se distingue par l'utilisation de couleurs intenses, qu'il documente des activités traditionnelles dans l'Espagne rurale ou se moque doucement des particularités de la vie en ville.