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.
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.
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.
Female sexuality is the central theme in the photographs of the Catalan Laia Abril. With their warm feel of a family documentary, her images dislocate viewers, who find themselves suddenly trapped in the intimacy of others and required to take a stance on uncomfortable realities that remain veiled in society. Abril combines photography with other multimedia tools, such as video and graphic design, in a work in progress which La Fábrica attests to in its PHotoBolsillo collection.
This volume documents the career of Juana Biarnés (born 1935), who has photographed celebrities such as the Beatles, Jackie Kennedy, Louis Armstrong, Jack Lemmon, Roman Polanski, Rudolf Nureyev, Orson Welles, Lee Marvin, Marisol, Yul Brynner, Salvador Dalí, Romy Schneider, Charlie Rivel and many others.
Spanish photographer Aitor Lara (born 1975) addresses sociocultural values and identity, working in such countries as Africa, India, Uzbekistan and Spain. This issue celebrates his black-and-white portraits of different communities, ranging from indigenous peoples around the world to impoverished neighborhoods in southern Spain.
Over the course of his life, Argentine photographer Tito Caula (1926-78) built an oeuvre of several thousand portraits, landscapes, film stills and more, in a variety of formats. This issue of PHotoBolsillo attests to the artist's interest in research, innovation and technology.
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.
Jean Marie del Moral started his career in the 1970s, when he photographed the social movements that were taking place in France and the Carnation Revolution in Portugal for left-wing newspapers. After, he started capturing the studios of famous artists beginning with Joan Miró's in Palma (Spain) in 1978. From then on, he would follow the imagery of countless Spanish and international artists. His work has been published in prestigious international magazines. His first solo exhibitions took place in 1987 and 1988. He has also directed documentaries on Pablo Picasso and Miquel Barceló.
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
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."
The collective began taking shape round about 2004 when a series of meetings were organized, with an open and diverse set of guidelines, in which a number of photographers exhibited their work, sharing a common vision on photography and creation. Shortly thereafter the members of the core group decided to make a joint effort to create an "unconventional" agency which would rely on no external bodies but rather be rigorously autonomous, creating a platform of its own. From that point onwards the collective has grown, proving that more than an agency NOPHOTO is an "attitude". This book brings together a series of photographs by its current members but also by those who were part of the collective at some point, before carrying on with their solo careers: Jorquera, Paco Go mez, Eva Sala, Juan Santos, Juan Valbuena, Carlos Sanva, Juan Milla s, Tanit Plana, MartaSoul, Mati as Costa, Jona s Bel, Rafael Trapiello, Carlos Luja n, Eduardo Nave and In aki Domingo.
This PHotoBolsillo volume celebrates the work of Spanish photographer Rafael Sanz Lobato (born 1932), known for his iconic black-and-white images of automobiles, still lifes and portraits. Sanz Lobato won the National Photography Prize in 2011 for his work showing the recent transformation of rural communities.
Luis Baylón naît à Madrid en 1958. Dès 18 ans, il apprend la photographie et commence sa carrière professionnelle en 1987. Depuis plus de trente ans il photographie les rues de Madrid et ses habitants anonymes, voyage en Inde, au Maroc et au Portugal. En noir et blanc, au Rolleiflex. En 2000, la commune de Madrid le récompense du Grand prix de photographie pour son travail : 15 ans de photographie des rues, des couloirs de métro, de corridas.