Fotofest; Watriss, Wendy; Kossoy, Boris, Castro, Fernando & Zamora, Lois Parkinson . IMAGE AND MEMORY: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM LATIN AMERICA 1866-1994: THE FIRST EDITION. Austin, TX: University Of Texas Press, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 450 pages. Fine/Fine.

Massive book-length account on subject. One of the most valuable books on photography ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, of which there are several. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now very scarce. The book is very handsomely produced and weighs 7 pounds. Presents, in one exhaustive and deeply rewarding volume, the history, development, and world-class contributions of Latin-American photography. "FotoFest, a major festival of international photography, brought Latin-American photography into focus for a wider audience. Offering a diverse selection of photographers, countries, artistic movements, and subject matter, the show revealed a photographic tradition rich in history and creativity. Drawing from the more than 1, 000 images exhibited by FotoFest, this book documents the work of fifty-two photographers from ten countries. The photographs range from the opening of the Brazilian frontier in the 1880's to a secret archive of documentary images from El Salvador's recent civil war to works of specifically aesthetic intent. Many of the photographs appear here in print for the first time. Watriss' opening essay provides the curatorial overview for the book. Lois Zamora examines the roots of visual image-making in Latin American cultures. Boris Kossoy addresses the history of Latin-American photography through the nineteenth century while Fernando Castro covers the contemporary scene. With its compelling images and text, this book will serve as a benchmark for future studies of photography in Latin America" (Publisher's blurb). A book that you will go back to again and again, and will not be surpassed. An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This title is a great photography book. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Almost all other copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. 182 plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0292791186. $200.00

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