EXOTIC
ALESSANDRO BO

SPECIAL EDITION 
HANDMADE

Print run on demand

ABSENTIA

DEMOLITION

THE EYE OF THE GLACIER

EXILES

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

Image slide

YOU ARE
DIEGO MORENO

ABOUT THIS BOOK

EXOTICA is a work that reinterprets and follows in the imaginary footsteps of adventurers and explorers who dared to undertake complex and dangerous expeditions into the "wild territories" of Mexico throughout the 9th - 20th centuries. These dangerous expeditions led mainly to great scientific discoveries documented in valuable chronicles and logs and shared around the world. Being born and raised in Mexico as a first generation European migrant, there is a direct link between these famous explorers and my family roots. These expeditions are also somehow related to the eternal human need to find one's own paradise, which has a wide range of interpretations. The Bible presents Paradise as a garden in which the first couple of human beings live free of any sickness and death. But when they disobey God, they remain expelled and cast out of these perfect living conditions forever. In cosmological contexts it describes the world before it was contaminated by evil, and is often described as a "higher place" in contrast to this world or to underworlds such as Hell. In the tourism industry it is used as a tool to escape from the daily grind, and a temptation to sell prohibition and exclusivity accessible to a minority of people. Finally, in the history of art it has been revealed over many periods of time in a variety of forms, mainly as the opposite place to hell.
Through images and texts Diego Moreno narrates the complexity of his family history, one that is marked by disturbing cycles of domestic violence, machismo and attachment to the Catholic religion. This photobook, in the form of a family album, allows the author to construct a present to find his place in the world and reflect more deeply on the fragility and complexity of the human condition, and the hostile time in which we live. 

Huésped has been developed over six years, during which Diego has explored his own identity through an intense process of immersion in photography as a means of connecting with his family universe, creating and recreating scenes that allow us to enter into this complex fabric of relationships, while they are transformed into the same photographic act. Since the times of the Spanish Conquest, 

Chiapas has been a state of Mexico where diverse cultures coexist, where cultural and social contrasts are in constant tension. Mexico's border with Latin America, passage of undocumented immigrants, scene of the Zapatista struggle, place inhabited by indigenous peoples who keep alive the pre-Hispanic customs, the so-called "coletos" descendants of the Spanish, mestizos and foreigners, build an extremely complex social mosaic. 

ALESSANDRO BO

Mexico City, Mexico, 1982. Alessandro Bo studied photography at TAFE Queensland Institute. He currently works as a freelance photographer. His work has been exhibited in various exhibitions in Mexico, Australia and the Dominican Republic. His work has been published in numerous national and international magazines (2005 - 2017) and recently in the book Street Photography 2015 (Acuity Press, 2015). Some of his work has also been published in digital magazines such as Der Greif Online (2017) and Lenscratch. He has received numerous awards including the PDN Street Photography Award (2015), finalist in the Fotolibro Iberoamericano competition (Editorial RM, 2013) and winner of the Fundación Mexicana para cine y arte (FUMCA) competition.


MICTLAN

MICTLAN

MICTLAN

MICTLAN

MICTLAN

Special Edition
Size: 16.5 x 23 cm 
Number of pages: 100 
Offset and inkjet printing 
Print run on demand
Language: Español 
Hand bound

WE INVITE YOU TO READ OTHER PUBLICATIONS BY INFRAMUNDO

$57.00
$30.00
$35.00
$290.00
$57.00
$180.00
$60.00
$40.00
$39.00
$80.00
$23.00
$35.00
$29.00
$50.00
$45.00
$45.00
$299.00
$31.00
$40.00
$100.00