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Author: Chas Gerretsen
Design: Sybren Kuiper (–SYB-)
Binding: Rústica fresada
Dimensions: 21 x 27,5 cm
Publication Year: 2023
In the press:
2023 FELIFA Best Photobook Winner, international category.
Gerretsen is a highly respected, well-known photojournalist in conflict zones, as well as being a sought-after portrait photographer in Hollywood.
Gerretsen received the prestigious ‘Robert Cape Gold Medal.’ for his images of Chile in 1973.
The monumental undertaking of sifting through an archive of over 8000 photographs was made and more than 300 photographs were selected, many of them unpublished until now.
In 1973, Dutch photojournalist Chas Gerretsen spent nine months in Santiago, Chile. His historic photographs cover the last year of the Allende government and the violent military coup that led to the Pinochet regime. In 1974, Chas returned twice to Chile to record the changes in the country. Fifty years after the coup d’état in Chile, Gerretsen says, “I hope for the images to become part of the historical and political memory of Chile, and that this book will serve as a reminder of the past and help future generations to avoid making the same mistakes.”