Patrick Zachmann devotes himself to the observation of human groups, so as to question their identity and their culture. In this book, he rediscovers Chili, three decades after Pinochet forcefully came into power. His images of abandoned villages and derelict industries lost in the desert, to which one arrives by driving through endless roads, let us understand the anxiety he describes in the texts he wrote parallel to the pictures. That impression is enhanced by the absence of captions, only to be found at the end of the book. Hence this photographic journey, where landscapes are like a metaphor to restore time and memory, completed with portraits of disappeared political convicts collected by Chilean Claudio Perez and Rodrigo Gomez.
Size: 5 x 8 3/4"
Publisher: Editions Marval (Paris, 2002)