Julián Barón: C.E.N.S.U.R.A. (CENSURA)
Publisher: México City: Éditorial RM and Museo Archivo de la Fotografia, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108538
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in Spanish and English) by Julián Barón. Layout by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. Unpaginated (80 pp.), with 51 four-color plates. 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies.
[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2014)]. Out of print. Scarce.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap.
From the publisher: "In his photobook CENSURA Julián Barón presents a work based on the style of 'broken camera,' using powerful flashes that blind both the viewer and the photographed character and transforming that photographic error into a political language. In that big circus that politics is, photography and censorship are allied to each other in order to manipulate people through the false use of image as a document, using large mass media to subtly but constantly mask those aspects that do not respond to the claims of the parties, blurring and distorting reality. However, by focusing in a different way on politics and its leaders, trying to use the camera in decomposition, it is also possible to make photography censor censorship and then, negative against negative, offer something positive, some new perspectives on politicians and their superficial status, revealing how the state they defend so hardly vanishes with their actions, their images and all the paraphernalia that surrounds the ivory tower in which they believe they live in."