Published by RM. Text by Jordi Laboria i Martorell, Marta Nin i Camps, Antoni Traveria Celda, José Warman Grij, Juan Antonio Villoro Ruiz, Claudi Carreras.
Mexican photographer Javier Hinojosa (born 1956) has spent the past 30 years devising majestic black-and-white portraits of the imposing archaeological remains and protected natural areas of various countries in Latin America. With numerous monographs to his name, Hinojosa has built a captivating vision of the enormous riches of Latin America over the course of his career. His newest monograph, Seasons, offers an expansive perspective on these riches. Published on the occasion of his exhibition at the Casa Amèrica Catalunya, it gathers Hinojosa’s images of the unique topologies and horizons of Latin America, terrains now under protection and therefore rarely seen, approaching them throughout the seasons to convey a moving portrait of geologic time underway. Hinojosa went to great lengths to make these pictures, often hiking across vast tracts of wilderness, enduring altitude sickness and severe weather to locate simple but overwhelming shots. This monograph inaugurates a new, ecologically-inspired direction in Hinojosa’s photography.