Koen Wessing: Chili, September 1973 (Books on Books)

Koen Wessing’s Chili, September 1973 is a shocking account of government brutality, from a socially concerned and politically engaged Dutch photojournalist who has gone on to make similarly powerful images in Ireland, Chile, Guinea-Bissau, Nicaragua, El Salvador, China, Berlin and Amsterdam. First published in 1973, just months after the fall of Salvador Allende to Augusto Pinochet’s coup d’etat, it describes the tense days of the military attempt to root out public opposition in the streets of Santiago, and has since become one of documentary photography’s most exemplary moments. This entry in Errata Editions’ Books on Books series reproduces every spread from Wessing’s gritty documentation of Chile’s darkest historical moment; art historian and film theorist Pauline Terreehorst contributes a contemporary essay titled “The Man in the Grey Suit: Koen Wessing: Chili 1973.”

Text: Terreehorst Pauline, Ladd Jeffrey. pp. 64; BW ills.; hardcover. Publisher: Errata Editions, New York, 2010.

ISBN: 9781935004141| 193500414X

ID: 16994

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Koen Wessing’s Chili, September 1973 is a shocking account of government brutality, from a socially concerned and politically engaged Dutch photojournalist who has gone on to make similarly powerful images in Ireland, Chile, Guinea-Bissau, Nicaragua, El Salvador, China, Berlin and Amsterdam. First published in 1973, just months after the fall of Salvador Allende to Augusto Pinochet’s coup d’etat, it describes the tense days of the military attempt to root out public opposition in the streets of Santiago, and has since become one of documentary photography’s most exemplary moments. This entry in Errata Editions’ Books on Books series reproduces every spread from Wessing’s gritty documentation of Chile’s darkest historical moment; art historian and film theorist Pauline Terreehorst contributes a contemporary essay titled “The Man in the Grey Suit: Koen Wessing: Chili 1973.”