Title: 101 TRAGEDIES OF ENRIQUE METINIDES: THE ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 2012
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 184 pages. Published in 2012. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the greatest photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 101 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition, which was published simultaneously with it. Published in a Special Collector's Edition of 500 copies, which comes with a poster-size foldout DJ, and of which only 101 copies are numbered (by the publisher) and signed (by the artist). The Special Collector's Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Aperture: Oversize-volume format. Blood-red hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Enrique Metinides. Edited with accompanying Essay by Trisha Ziff. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In publisher's plastic wrappers. In pictorial DJ, which folds out into a staggering collage of images, and with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The foldout DJ is different from and superior to the regular trade edition. Presents Enrique Metinides' "101 Tragedies". Powerful images of disaster, all of them personally selected by him. "101 key images from his life photographing crime scenes and accidents in Mexico for local newspapers and the 'nota roja' crime press ('red pages', for their bloody content). Alongside each image, extended Captions give his account of the situation depicted, revealing much about himself in the process" (Publisher's blurb). A major retrospective, launched at Recontres d'Arles in July 2011, toured Europe and the Americas in 2012 and 2013. Metinides' work is in the Permanent Collections of the MOMA New York and Photographers' Gallery London. Enrique Metinides appeared in the exhibitions via Skype, including the one in New York City held in February 2013, because he superstitiously refuses to travel: Many of the disasters he has photographed are car crashes and other accidents that occurred during travel. Metinides has lived all his life in Mexico City, but even within his sprawling city, he does not commute. He walks, the ultimate "street photographer". The work of Weegee, who photographed New York City's seamy and violent underworld, and Mell Kilpatrick, who photographed the violent car crashes and crimes on California's highways, quickly comes to mind. What sets Metinides' work apart from these great photographers is its subjective element (as opposed to "objective", that is, voyeuristic, and insofar as "subjective" is photographically possible). Again and again, Metinides reminds us that this is about him, his neurotic obsession as much as Mexico City. He implicates and involves himself in every photograph of unmitigated horror and violence, thereby restoring the human scale of catastrophe. "There is nowhere else I want to be. This is my world" (Enrique Metinides). An absolute "must-have" title for Enrique Metinides collectors. This copy is one of the Special Collector's Edition, indicated/serial-numbered as such, and is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the front cover by Enrique Metinides. Metinides does not do public signings, and this is the only edition he has signed by special arrangement with Aperture, the publisher. This title is a modern photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Special Collector's Edition available online, is still in the publisher's original plastic wrappers, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Aperture sold its last remaining copies of the Special Collector's Edition at $300 and up. This is offered at the publisher's original list price. A rare signed copy thus. 101 plates. One of the greatest photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. ISBN 1597112119. Bookseller Inventory # 17843
Synopsis: 101 Tragedies is Enrique Metinides' selection of the key 101 images from his half-century of photographing crime scenes and accidents in Mexico for local newspapers and the notas rojas (or red pages--for their bloody content) crime press. Alongside each image, extended captions give Metinides' account of the situation depicted--the life and characters of the streets, the criminals, the heroism of emergency workers and the sadness of bereaved families--revealing much of his personality in the process. Thirty of the selected photographs are paired with their original newsprint tearsheets, preserved by Metinides, the typography of which has inspired the design of this book. The images are compiled by Trisha Ziff, a filmmaker and curator who knows Metinides well, and who here contributes an essay about his life, work and personality. The first overview of the photographer in many years, 101 Tragedies is also the only Metinides monograph comprised of images chosen by the photographer himself, and which offers his own account of his life's work.
Enrique Metinides (born 1934) worked as a crime photographer for more than 50 years, capturing murders, crashes and catastrophes for Mexico's infamous crime magazines. He has won numerous prizes and received recognition from the Presidency of the Republic, journalists' associations, rescue and judicial corps and Kodak of Mexico. In 1997 he received the "Espejo de Luz" (Mirror of Light) Prize, awarded to the country's most outstanding photographer. His work has been shown at numerous international venues, including The Museum of Modern Art and Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Photographers' Gallery, London; and Les Rencontres d'Arles Photographie, Arles, France.
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