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Open dialogue about the photobook with Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
© Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. Volando Bajo | Photobook La última ciudad (1988)

Open dialogue about the photobook with Pablo Ortiz Monasterio

April 5th, 2022 at 19 h

LAST MINUTE: Due to force majeure, the activity will now be in online format. Registration at this link (After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the webinar).

We invite you to join us on via Zoom Tuesday April 5th at 7 pm, to the meeting with the Mexican photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, auteur of "La última ciudad" - one of the most renowned Mexican photobooks of all times - who will talk to us about his creative process in an open, participative - and online - activity.

It will be a unique opportunity to talk with Pablo about the particularities of the contemporary photobook world, and specifically about four of his works: La última ciudad (which shows a vision about Mexico DF), Akadem Gorodok (which talks about a nuclear physics laboratory in Siberia), Dolor y Belleza (about a 16th century plastic surgeon in Bologna) and Ocupación Militar (which deals with the army occupation of UNAM in 1968).

Photobooks Akadem Gorodok, Dolor y Belleza, Ocupación Militar by Pablo Monasterio
Photobooks Akadem Gorodok, Dolor y Belleza, Ocupación Militar by Pablo Monasterio

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
Considered one of the most representative artists of contemporary Mexican photography, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio has positioned himself as a portraitist of Mexico's marginality.

His work consists of thematic series focused on Mexican history and cultural identity. His photographs, taken in the mid-1980s, immortalize the atmosphere of Mexico City, an overpopulated metropolis devastated by poverty and violence.

He is a founding member of the Centro de la Imagen (Mexico). Since 1978 he has directed three editorial projects: México Indigena, Río de Luz and Luna Córnea; he has published several books with his photographic work, among which stand out: Los Pueblos del Viento (1982), Corazón de Venado (1992) and La Última Ciudad (1996); the latter earned him the gold prize at the Festival des Trois Continents in Nantes (France, 1997) and the prize for best photographic book at the Festival La Primavera Fotográfica in Barcelona (1998).

His work has been exhibited in England, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba, Spain, France, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Mexico. In 2001 he was invited to curate the PHotoEspaña festival in Madrid.