Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain

Vagabond Photographer

  1. Edited by Agnès Sire
  2. Text by Gonzalo Leiva Quijada
  • ISBN 9780500544280
  • 29.20 x 21.00 cm
  • Hardback with tipped on duotone plate to front board (no jacket)
  • 400pp
  • With over 200 illustrations
  • First published 2013
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Sergio Larrain published only four books during his lifetime, and a complete monograph of his work has never previously been put together. This book fills that space with a selection of more than 200 photographs from throughout his career, alongside a selection of letters, drawings and handwritten texts that reflect Larrain’s compassionate vision of the world.

Winner of the 2014 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards
See the Krazna-Krausz awards site for more details of the award.

‘A masterclass in close, intimate shooting that speaks of real connections being formed between photographer and subjects … A deep and absorbing book’ – Amateur Photographer
'What a total treat. Here we have all the classic iconic images from this wonderful photographer … On top of that Agnes Sire has dug up many unknown Larrains as good as the ones we know and love. It is a most elegant design from the excellent Xavier Barral, with stunning printing. It doesn’t get much better than this' Martin Parr,
‘… fitting tribute to a photographer whose work remains both tender and forceful’ – Black & White Photography
‘Perfectly produced … beautifully understated design, great printing and solid scholarship … a must-have for any serious photo library’ – Number 1 on Alec Soth’s ‘Top 10 Photo Books of the Year’, The Daily Telegraph
‘A magisterial survey of one of 20th-century photography’s forgotten greats, and an exquisitely produced book: a masterpiece’ – Kate Bush (judge, Kraszna-Krausz Awards 2014, and former Head of Barbican Art Gallery)

Sergio Larrain photo ©Sergio Larrain/Magnum Photos
The street children of Santiago became the subject of his first substantial project, and in the 1960s he joined Magnum Photos at the behest of his friend Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Roaming from the bustling cityscapes of London and Paris to the tranquil landscapes of Machu Picchu, he left behind a brilliant body of work but spent much of his life in seclusion, practising meditation and yoga, writing and drawing.

photo © Sergio Larrain/Magnum Photos