Ultimo sur by Rodrigo Gomez Rovira
. First edition (2019). first impression large format hardback in new condition. Flat signed by Rodrigo Gomez Rovira to front end page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Ultimo sur
This place is a territory where the south does not exist; it is not part of the lexicon of its inhabitants. It is an intimate point of view of a place where the eyes of people are sculpted by nature, producing an everyday metaphorical universe.
Ultimo Sur takes the reader on a journey to the end of the world. It combines Rodrigo Gómez Rovira’s photographs with the ones of his grandfather who moved to Tierra del Fuego in 1938 after Chile’s great land reforms. Nearly forty years later, the next generation fled to France to escape the dictatorship. In the mid-1990s, Rodrigo Gómez Rovira decided to return to Chile in search of his roots and family history.
Ultimo Sur is a hybrid book. It brings together a family album created by his grandfather and the author’s own photographs of the vast region of Tierra del Fuego, a magnificent and isolated land. It reveals an arduous agricultural world in which farmers led difficult lives. Portraits that bear witness to a forgotten time are slipped between scenes of daily life and the wild imposing landscapes between the mountains and the sea.
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