The world of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Photographs by Fausto Giaccone.
Postcart Publishing, 2013. 128 pp., 74 tritone illustrations, 11x11".
Macondo. The World of Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the outcome of a photographic research carried on between 2006 and 2010 by the Italian photographer Fausto Giaccone in the places of the life and literary world of the Colombian writer.
As Gerald Martin, the most important Marquez’s biographer writes: I spent almost twenty years of my own life researching a biography of the life and works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the world greatest writers, not only in libraries and archives but along the roads, rivers and seabords of Colombia, taking notes everywhere I went. And meanwhile, quite independently, another European, Fausto Giaccone, was creating a visual equivalent of those experiences, travelling also along the roads, rivers and seaboards of Colombia, taking photographs everywhere he went. And here they are, in this wonderful book. And here am I introducing them to the world.