Author: Nicolas Savary
Binding: Hardcover. Swiss binding
Design: Nadja Zimmermann
Text: Nicolas Savary, Louis de Boccard
Size: 17.3 x 22.7 cm
Language: ENG or FR
Publication year: 2018
“Conquistador” is a photographic project inspired by the archives of Louis de Boccard (1866-1956), a Swiss man exiled in Argentina at the end of the 1880’s.
Nicolas Savary, a swiss photographer, fortuitously came into possession of the archive as part of a research project during an artistic residency in South America in 2014.
Savary propose a contemporary approach with reference to the archive. Examination of the documents reveals that certain themes are linked to contemporary issues like ecology and the tourist industry, urban development and the situation of indigenous people.
The book include reprints and facsimiles of archive images and original documents as well as ethnographic and heritage objects.