The Supplicant: Mexico 1971-2007

This volume gathers work produced over the last ten years by renowned photographer Paolo Gasparini (b. 1934, Italy, lived and worked in Venezuela). The territories explored by him are emblematic: the border between the United States and Mexico, the Zapatista territory (from Morelos to Chiapas), the Sierra Tarahumara, and inexhaustible Mexico City. Atavisms and modernity fuse together in a mosaic that provokes more questions than it answers. Gasparini demonstrates once more that photography can be an act of conscience. In the DVD “LetanÌas del polvo” the words of Juan Villoro serve as both accompaniment and stimulus to Gasparini’s images, exploring the poetic meaning of the journey. With its double register, this book constitutes a singular adventure: a photographer at the height of his powers exploring a convulsive reality, where beauty is no less present that opprobrium. With an uncompromising gaze, the traveler celebrates the vitality of the country and denounces the calamities that besiege it.

Text: Villoro Juan. pp. 208; 340 ills; paperback. Publisher: RM Editorial, Mexico D. F., 2010.

ISBN: 9786077515418| 6077515418

ID: 14446

Product Description

This volume gathers work produced over the last ten years by renowned photographer Paolo Gasparini (b. 1934, Italy, lived and worked in Venezuela). The territories explored by him are emblematic: the border between the United States and Mexico, the Zapatista territory (from Morelos to Chiapas), the Sierra Tarahumara, and inexhaustible Mexico City. Atavisms and modernity fuse together in a mosaic that provokes more questions than it answers. Gasparini demonstrates once more that photography can be an act of conscience. In the DVD “LetanÌas del polvo” the words of Juan Villoro serve as both accompaniment and stimulus to Gasparini’s images, exploring the poetic meaning of the journey. With its double register, this book constitutes a singular adventure: a photographer at the height of his powers exploring a convulsive reality, where beauty is no less present that opprobrium. With an uncompromising gaze, the traveler celebrates the vitality of the country and denounces the calamities that besiege it.