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Los Loss: Photographs Made in Mexico

Los Loss: Photographs Made in Mexico


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In this stunning visual account, South African photographer Trevor Appleson documents the bright colors and exotic people of Mexico with cinematic still lifes that evoke Old Master portraits. Wrestlers destroy candy-filled pinatas, resulting in broken and burned cartoonish forms. A group of young boxers with their clumsy gloved hands attempt to break eggs into a bowl. Pictures that at first seem to be representations of idle rural people show, upon closer inspection, graves and the aftermath of brutal industrial farming. With a remarkable ability to avoid the obvious and involve his subjects in the creation of his work, Appleson's images offer a revelatory, in-depth look at life in Mexico City and its surroundings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861543066
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Edition description: 1
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Born in South Africa, Trevor Appleson is a self-taught photographer who lives in London. His work has been exhibited around the globe.

Alison Green is a London-based art historian, critic, and curator.

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