Solo hay que saber mirar.
June 20, 2012 5:30 AM   Subscribe

Horacio Coppola has died aged 105.
He was the great master of Argentine photography of the twentieth century, and of Buenos Aires in the thirties.
Here is a video of his work, and some stills and some more.
posted by adamvasco (5 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The post title is from today's obituary in El Pais:
“A veces, las cosas están ahí, otras hay que esperarlas. Solo hay que saber mirar”.
posted by adamvasco at 5:41 AM on June 20, 2012

I find photos like this fascinating - I'd not come across his work before, thanks for the post. It always love it when I can see an image taken 80 years ago and recognise instantly exactly where it's taken from.

I had someone on the tour last year who had a photo of his father taken when he visited Buenos Aires in the 1940s. He showed it to me on the off-chance I would be able to tell him where it was. The cafe he was stood outside is still there and I recognised it straight away. We went to see the spot and were able to take a picture of the son in the same spot as the father 70 years later. Strangely the guy seem as impressed by it as I was.
posted by jontyjago at 8:27 AM on June 20, 2012

Did not know of him. Thanks for the introduction - And go on him for his long signficant life.
posted by incandissonance at 8:48 AM on June 20, 2012

In 1929, Coppola published his first photographs in the book Evaristo Carriego, by his friend Jorge Luis Borges, and these two images portray the Buenos Aires barrio — the mythical Borgian Palermo

As a Borges fan now I know why I feel and connection to the shadows within many of these photographs.
posted by incandissonance at 9:44 AM on June 20, 2012

Amazing work. Thank you for this.
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:38 PM on June 20, 2012

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