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Guadalupe Ruiz — KLEINE FOTOENZYKLOPÄDIE

KLEINE FOTOENZYKLOPÄDIE — Guadalupe Ruiz, 2015

As a photographer, I want to document and offer a unique vision of a place, an object, a building, or a person. — Guadalupe Ruiz

Publication KLEINE FOTOENZYKLOPÄDIE
Artist(s) Guadalupe Ruiz
Publisher Guadalupe Ruiz, Printed in Biel (Switzerland)

„The idea of this Encyclopaedia comes from my interest in photography books published in the Thirties and Forties and also from my desire to share the photos I produce. For this reason, I decided to create my own book, not only to produce the images I need but also to learn to print the book myself.“

„KLEINE FOTOENZYKLOPÄDIE (small photo Encyclopaedia) corresponds to the iconographic research I did during my artist’s residencies and travels in 2014 and 2015. Each place of residence (Genoa, New York, Detroit, Bogota, Tirana, Mexico, Chicago) gave me the inspiration to develop my project and collect images of different themes.“

„This collection of 645 photographs is arranged in 37 chapters, among which are: WOLKENKRATZER (skyscraper) BLUMEN AUS KOLUMBIEN (flowers of Colombia), GEGENSTÄNDE AUS DER ELTERLICHEN WOHNUNG (decorative objects from the house of my parents), PATISSERIEN AUS CHINATOWN (cakes from Chinatown), MAIS- UND KARTOFFELSORTEN (varieties of corn and potatoes), WEIHNACHTEN IN NEW YORK (Christmas in New York) …”

“Since I moved with my partner in a building of a former offset printing company in Biel, I was struck by the idea to learn everything about offset printing. The former owner taught us the whole process within 2 weeks.“

KLEINE FOTOENZYKLOPÄDIE by Guadalupe Ruiz
Self Printed & Self Published
130 x 205 mm, Hardcover, 672 pages,
Offset bw & color, LuxoArt Silk (100 g/m2)
500 copies, October 2015

Point of sale: Turbo Magazine and Kodoji Press

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