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OSCURANA presents a body of work born from different journeys made by Antoine d'Agata over the course of 30+ years in Brazil, Peru, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the United States, Cuba and Mexico.
As part of the editorial project OSCURANA, INFRAMUNDO presents this book that offers a look at the work of Antoine d’Agata.
The images flow throughout the book, taking us from pain, loneliness, and desolation to desire, passion, death and the fragile line that unites and divides us. The gaze of the author always remains right on the border between conscience and immersion in darkness, sensuality and pain.
The book constructs a narrative in which photographs merge with materials, in which papers, like the one called Revolution or the delicate Butter paper, intermix with the crude texture of Kraft and other interesting papers found in Mexico.
Born in Marseilles, Antoine d'Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. During his time in New York , in 1991-92, d'Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum, but despite his experiences and training in the US, after his return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004 d'Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World's Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo. Since 2005 Antoine d'Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world.
2018Magazine 285 x 220 mm.176 pages VOWEI China explores different aspects of the daily life of Chinese young people in Madrid immersing themselves in the complexity of their culture and their way of relating, sharing their peculiar vision of contemporary life.
21 x 13 cms, 20 + 4 pagesImages & text: Uwe BedenbeckerDesign & layout: Uwe Bedenbecker & CaravanbookTranslation: Itziar YagüeDigital laser color print by PulseprintCyclus paper 115 grs. (100% recycled)
FIRST EDITION Trade Hardcover, 17 x 23 cm portrait, 216 pages Section-sewn binding; mixed art papers; endpaper fold-out; silver foil on linen-wrapped cover, back + spine; silver and ‘glow in the dark’ special inks; bookmark ribbon 93 colour and b+w photographs; 3 interior illustrations; 25 storybook (text) pages Published 24 May 2018 | ISBN: 9780994791955
ISBN 978-84-451-3707-9Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2018Design: Natalia Troitiño (N2 Estudio)Texts: Horacio Fernández, Sonia Berger, Luis López NavarroPrepress: La TroupeHardcover13,6 x 18 cm340 pagesEdition: Spanish/English