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PhotoBook of the Year Award winner: Rosângela Rennó

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Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, with the support of Amana, are announcing the winner of this year PhotoBook of the Year Award:
Rosângela Rennó

Photographer: Rosângela Rennó
Publisher: RR Edições, Rio de Janeiro
Julien Frydman notes that this volume, “with its emphasis on disappearance, is a metaphor for photography as a whole.” To make this book, which is part of a trilogy, Rennó meticulously photographed the material found in twenty-seven boxes the majority of whose contents have been slowly and methodically stolen from the General Archive of the City of in Rio de Janeiro. The project focus in particular on the disappearance of the images of Augusto Malta and his sons, who worked for the city for over fifty years and whose original prints have recently risen in market value. Rennó’s images are of abandoned album covers, some few remaining photographs, faint traces of images, identification labels, and sometimes nothing at all. As Frydman notes, “This book…

Paris Photo - PhotoBook of the Year 2013

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