Al escondite . Cristóbal Hara



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Hide and seek is the second installment in Cristóbal Hara’s collection The trivial essays.

The language of photography, especially that which aims to be documentary photography, is subject to a multitude of rules and conventions. Cristóbal Hara’s work is devoted to the search for ways to escape those conventions. Hara has chosen the essay format over book form for its pithiness, giving him the freedom to separate and tackle the different aspects of the photographer’s craft one by one, and illustrating them with images, some well-known, others previously unpublished, from his more than forty-year career.

The Trivial Essays are not aimed at a wide audience; rather than textbooks, these are a collection of specialist essays about photography for photographers, in which the images themselves are the medium.

Cristóbal Hara was born in Madrid in 1946. After a childhood and youth spent living in The Philippines, Germany and the U.S.A, he settled back in Spain in 1980. In 1985 he abandoned black and white photography for colour, showing the considerable influence of the Spanish pictorial and cultural tradition. This was a change which marked a turning point in the search for his stylistic language.

As well as having his work published in international publications, Hara has produced several books, including Vanitas, 4 cosas de España, Contranatura, Autobiography, and An imaginary Spaniard

His works can be found in the collections of institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others.

Hide and seek / The trivial essays 2

Cristóbal Hara

Ediciones Anómalas

 24×17 cm. 32 pages. Softcover.

ISBN: 978-84-617-2034-7

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