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Author: Nacho López
Size: 16.5 x 23 cm
Publication year: 2008
€37.00 $40.00 MXN750.00
This issue of Luna Córnea constitutes a full-length monograph on the life and work of Nacho López, one of the most important Mexican photographers of the second half of the twentieth century.
Best known for his photojournalism in the illustrated magazines of the day, López also explored other areas, such as architecture, the dance, and anthropology.
But it is his precise and rigorous, lucid and critical images of the streets of the Mexican capital, its pool halls and pulque bars, and the grim Lecumberri prison, that make him the photographer par excellence of the great and contradictory city at mid-century, torn between its modernity and its poverty.
López also produced a kind of cinema, a sort of street “performance,” which demonstrates how a an imaginative observer can find efficient and unsuspected narrative resources in still photos.
This issue of Luna Córnea is a first step in giving to one of the great Mexican photographers the attention and importance he deserves.