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Steidl

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Slip, clth, 2 vols, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 520 pgs / 440 color.

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Urban density amid natural beauty: a photographic dialogue of Rio across centuries

  

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Marc Ferrez & Robert Polidori: Rio

Edited by Sergio Burgi, Mariana Newlands. Text by Shelley Rice, Angela Alonso, Ana Luiza Nobre, Robert Polidori, Sergio Burgi.

"Street scene, Complexo do Alema&#771;o" (2011), by Robert Polidori, is reproduced from <I>Marc Ferrez & Robert Polidori: Rio</I>.Housed in a slipcase, Rio contains the work of two photographers who portray Rio de Janeiro in a visual dialogue spanning the centuries. Book One showcases nineteenth-century photographer Marc Ferrez's classical work on the city where he spent his five-decade career, from the mid-1860s to the early 1910s, while Book Two presents a project of Robert Polidori's from the past five years, in which he photographed Rio, emphasizing its contemporary dynamic and dense urban configuration. Polidori contextualizes today's Rio within the natural settings from which the city grew, and which have defined its iconic international profile throughout history. This tension between the natural and built environments, also significant in Ferrez's work, is a defining reference for Rio's inhabitants and is here beautifully documented in its historic and present variations.
Marc Ferrez (1843–1923) is the most important Brazilian photographer of the nineteenth century. Ferrez produced a vast documentation of Rio and its surroundings using specialized cameras and large-format negatives, including a rotating panoramic camera. His last large-scale project was the Avenida Central album (1905), a unique architectural photography series on urban renewal in Rio in the early 1900s.
Robert Polidori (born 1951) was born in Montreal and today lives in Los Angeles. Polidori received the World Press Photo Award in 1997, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1999 and 2000 and Communication Arts awards in 2007 and 2008. In 2006 Polidori's controversial photographs of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath were exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

"Street scene, Complexo do Alemão" (2011), by Robert Polidori, is reproduced from Marc Ferrez & Robert Polidori: Rio.

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The Guardian

The Editors

A new book, published by Steidl, brings together the poetic black-and-white shots of 19th-century Brazilian photographer Marc Ferrez with the wild, chaotic photos of present day Rio by Robert Polidori, and show a city transformed with time.

American Photo

Jack Crager

What's most striking are the similarities: Both bodies of work feature large-format panoramas (with zig-zag image combos; no photo-stitching here) and breathtaking views of burgeoning urbanity in a glorious landscape.

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