Size: 13 x 21 cm
Publication year: 2013
€20.00 $25.00 MXN290.00
As if they were motion picture stills, the images in this book make up a sequence of people and scenes of the Calle Junín, one of the best-known thoroughfares in Medellín, Colombia. The concept of the book is the result of the fascination and nostalgia produced by the photos of passersby on the street, taken by the fotocineros, or street photographers, of the city.
The texts, which are laid out perpendicular to the images, evoke the sense of movement . . . of walking. In this way, the photographs—treasured souvenirs, for their owners, of the alliance of love and memory—bring us back to a bygone age, recapturing the clothing, cars, buildings, advertisements, shops, and display windows that provided the setting for the ephemeral strolls of pedestrians in Medellín.