Located in the rural areas outside of bustling Buenos Aires, the commercial establishments – butcheries, bakeries, bars, repair shops, garages, dry cleaners – depicted in this collection by photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart appear steeped in history and are packed with details dripping with colour. These photographs, shot with a large-format camera, are imbued with a narrative power not unlike an Edward Hopper painting. Details such as bottles, hides, groceries and hubcaps are heightened by Srodek-Hart’s masterful technique and composition. Throughout the collection hangs an air of abandonment, of time passing, or perhaps stopping. Whether or not that is true, Srodek-Hart has memorialised a culture, worlds apart from the city that lies a short distance away.
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Prestel (1 May 2015)
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