Medidas: 21x30 cm
More than 100 portraits done between 1999 and 2012
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Pierre Gonnord (Cholet, France, 1963) lives in Madrid since 1988. Shelf-taugh photographer, at the end of 1998 begins his personal project about human face through a western young urban people portrait serie: Interiors (Madrid, 1999) and City (New York, 2001) and then Regards (2000-2003), Far East (Japón, 2003) and Utópicos (2004-2005) an approach to people usually considered as "outsiders" by society: tramps, prisoners, monks, yakuzas, geishas, urban gangs, blind or mentally ill people... Recently, he has approached to ethnic minorities such as gypsies or Balkan and Maghrebi people, through his serie Testigos.
Pierre Gonnord is one of the most recognised contemporary photography artists and a "soul hunter", as critic and curator Rafael Doctor says. His work, based on portraits «tell, underneath the skin, singular and unusual stories about our time». His work has been exhibited at the most important european and american museums.
La Fábrica published a new book by Pierre Gonnord a spectacular volume containing over 100portraits made between 1999 and 2012 by the great French photographer with a prologue by Juan Bonilla. His pictures remind Ribera, Rembrandt and Velázquez, as Juan Bonilla says: "emphasizes his classic point of view(...), of someone who always will be present, because he will live."
This edition has received support from Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.