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Graciela Iturbide – Des oiseaux

by Atelier EXB


Graciela Iturbide, a leading figure in Latin American photography, creates images that oscillate between documentary approach and lyricism. Off-center framing, graphic effects and the power of shadows create a poetic universe where the feeling of strangeness is mixed with that of a raw reality. The powerful balance of his compositions shows skies saturated with birds, funny and unexpected situations where chickens wait quietly on market stalls, where pigeons argue with monkeys, and elsewhere are moving swarms that look like real living organisms with supple and fluid movements. For Iturbide, living birds represent freedom. But death is never far away and neither is a certain surrealist spirit. From India to Mexico, from waterfronts to urban terraces, seagulls, eagles, pigeons, herons, crows invade human space or slip in unexpectedly and solitarily. Graciela Iturbide’s birds arouse both attraction and repulsion: their fragility but sometimes also their power.

This book is part of the collection Des oiseaux which celebrates, through the eyes of various artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now fragile. Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre offers an unpublished essay to accompany each set of photographs. Other titles in the collection include: Michael Kenna, Yoshinori Mizutani, Bernard Plossu, Pentti Sammallahti and Terri Weifenbach.

SKU: FIS-BOK-049 Category:

Publisher: Atelier EXB
Release: September 2020
Texts: Guilhem Lesaffre
Width: 20,5 mm
Height: 26 mm
Pages: 104 pages, 53 B&W photographs

Additional information

Dimensions 19 × 25 cm

Atelier EXB

Atelier EXB / Éditions Xavier Barral publient des ouvrages abordant les formes nouvelles de la photographie, de l'art contemporain et des sciences. Fondée en 2002 par Xavier Barral, la maison d'édition conçoit chacun livre où le fond et la forme racontent une histoire étonnante et singulière.

Susciter la curiosité par l'image et faire découvrir des écritures artistiques, des sujets propres à notre histoire. L'exigence esthétique et la philosophie réunissent et font se croiser de nombreux artistes et auteurs du monde entier tels que Valérie Belin, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Clément Chéroux, asphalte Dallaporta, Raymond Depardon, Masahisa Fukase, Rinko Kawauchi, William Kentridge, Josef Koudlka, Sergio Larrain, Erik Orsenna, Alberto Manguel, Annette Messager, Martin Parr, Eric Reinhardt, Hiroshi Sugimoto et Jeff Wall.

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