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A powerful portrait of a city on the brink of a new era
In 1958, Sergio Larrain’s photographs of a smoggy, down-at-heel London captured an extraordinarily powerful vision of the city. Larrain’s London is a fast-moving blur of activity. He revealed the signs of the emergence of a new, post-war London society – in its streets, parks, pubs and clubs – and captured the class divisions, the burgeoning fashions of its youth, and the everyday life of Londoners about to enter a new decade: the Sixties.
The photographs brought Larrain to the attention of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who immediately signed him to Magnum Photos. This edition comprises the entire series including around forty previously unseen images from the archives of Magnum Photos. The book also features a text by the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, written specifically to accompany this series in 1999, as well as an essay by Agnès Sire, artistic director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, detailing Larrain’s stay in London.
These powerful photographs conjure up the mood of a coal-fired, smoke-laden London that has long since disappeared. Shop now at MENDO.