SERIES by Enrique Metinides

若干12歳にして初めて撮影した遺体写真が新聞一面に掲載されたことで一躍有名になり、その後1940年代から約50年に渡って事件現場を撮り続けたメキシコを代表する報道写真家、エンリケ・メティニデス(Enrique Metinides)の作品集。本書では、ロンドンのギャラリー「The Photographers' Gallery」にて2003年に開催された展覧会で展示された作品を中心に、火災現場や列車事故、飛び降り自殺現場といった様々な事件を捉えたこれまでの作品を分析・編集しまとめられている。

Series is an attempt to examine Enrique Metinides’ work from the perspective of cinematography, sequentially revealing facts that come together in a substantial way to form a common motif with continuity—thematic at least—between the various episodes of his oeuvre. This iconoclastic approach allows us to see that the work of Enrique Metinides is one of both fact and fiction. Showing that an act took place, that it really happened, gives the photographs the chance to vindicate their real and their fictional aspects; it also allows viewers to be conscious of their own confusion as they struggle to take a position vis-à-vis ambiguous material and makes it possible for them to redeploy their gaze.

by Enrique Metinides

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softcover
144 pages
245 x 345 mm
color, black and white
2011

published by KOMINEK BOOKS