Rennó, Rosângela - A01 [COD.188.8.131.52] — A27 [S | COD.23]. RR Edições, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013. 336 pp. Large quarto. Edition of 500 copies. SIGNED on title page. Stiff boards with cloth spine. No dust jacket as issued. 269 color reproductions.
Winner of the 2013 Paris Photo Photobook of the Year award.
"Julien Frydman [of Paris Photo] 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 gives you a profound sense of the fragility of the human condition. It’s also a moving meditation on the constant transformations of Rio itself, the erasures required by change.'"--THE PARIS PHOTO-APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS