Author: Pablo Oritz Monasterio, Carlos Rivera Segovia
Size: 17.5 x 24.5 cm
Publication year: 2015
Photographers Carlos Rivera Segovia and Pablo Ortiz Monasterio met dur- ing a photobook workshop at the Valparaíso International Photography Festival in 2013. They discussed and analyzed photobooks for several days, attempting to define the characteristics of those that become classics.
Valparaíso, the legendary volume of images from the 1950s and 1960s by Ser- gio Larraín, published in France in 1991, was a constant reference. Towards the end of the event, carried away by a shared enthusiasm, they decided to form a small, ephemeral collective in order to produce a book of photographs, tak- en by each one of them, in the emblematic Chilean port. The black-and-white work is part of a larger project that Rivera began in the 1970s. The color pho- tographs, on the other hand, are the result of two brief visits to the city by Monasterio in recent years.