Guillermo Srodek–Hart – Stories

Prestel 2015. Contributors: Anne Tucker. English. 160 pages, 75 ill. (75 col.). 30 x 25.8 cm. 1,5 kg. Hardcover with dust jacket. 9783791381442. art-16595
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The stunning images in this collection by Argentinian photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart tell captivating stories of the country’s rural commercial establishments.

Located in the rural areas outside of bustling Buenos Aires, the commercial establishments—butcheries, bakeries, bars, repair shops, garages, dry cleaners—depicted in this collection by photographer Guillermo Srodek-Hart appear steeped in history, and are packed with details dripping with color. These photographs, shot with a large-format camera, are imbued with a narrative power not unlike an Edward Hopper painting. Details such as bottles, hides, groceries and hubcaps are heightened by Srodek-Hart’s masterful technique and composition.

Throughout the collection hangs an air of abandonment, of time passing, or perhaps stopping. Whether or not that is true, Srodek-Hart has memorialized a culture worlds apart from the city that lies a short distance away.