To accompany Miguel Rio Branco's exhibition in 2020, Le BAL is publishing the book 1968-1992 Photographic works. Through some renowned colour images and black and white unseen series, from the late 1960s to the 1990s, this book offers a singular journey through the different cities the artist has visited. From New York to Brazil to Mexico, more than 100 photos document people damaged by the city.
Miguel Rio Branco’s photography captures the bodies of men and women in all their glory and their weariness, their modesty and exhibitionism, with intentional close-ups, against backgrounds devoid of depth. He collects the archives of depravity and rubbish as something that should not be forgotten or pretended not to be seen. His own gaze supports those of his models: nothing is evaded. His characters have their backs to the wall. As the artist himself has put it: “Photography most often oppresses or asphyxiates reality.”
|Number of pages:||120 pages|
|Number of images:||97 images|
|Dimensions:||19 × 26 cm|
|Language:||French / English|
Edited by Alexis Fabry & Diane Dufour.
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