Sergio Larrain: Valparaíso
61/2 x 91/4 in. (16.5 x 23.5 cm) 212 pages 120 black-and-white images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-413-4 US $55.00 / CAD $74.95 April 2017 Available in US & Canada only
Photographs by Sergio Larrain Texts by Agnès Sire and Pablo Neruda Includes correspondence between Sergio Larrain and Henri Cartier-Bresson
• A facsimile of the artist’s original dummy of this iconic photo project • This intimate diary includes the finest black-and-white images by this legendary Magnum photographer • With original text by Pablo Neruda, written by Neruda while traveling with the photographer
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Valparaíso began in 1957 while Sergio Larrain was traveling with poet Pablo Neruda for Du magazine. When the photographs were first published in 1991, Larrain informed the publishers that he had made his own facsimile of the book, reflecting how he would have constructed the layout. This facsimile is now beautifully produced in book form. Including text by the celebrated Pablo Neruda as well as correspondence between Larrain and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Valparaíso presents the long-awaited return of this rare and renowned body of work. Sergio Larrain studied at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon his return to Chile he began taking photographs in the streets of Santiago and Valparaíso. He became a Magnum photographer in 1960, around the time when he also began what would become a legendary project on Valparaíso with a text by poet Pablo Neruda. Agnès Sire has served as the director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris since its creation in 2003, where
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she oversees exhibitions and publications. Previously, she worked at Galerie Alexandre Iolas and was art director at Magnum Photos in Paris. Pablo Neruda is one of the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century. Throughout his lifetime he worked as a diplomat for his home country of Chile. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971.