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Vagabond Photographer

A collection of images that show Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain's penchant for the vagabond life

Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Corleone main street. Sicily, Italy. 1959. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Valparaiso, Chili. 1963. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Fishermen daughters. Village of Los Horcones. Chile. 1956. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages 'La Ruche, artist's residence in the 15th arrondissement. Paris, France. 1959. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Trafalgar square. London, England. Circa 1958. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Baker Street underground station. London, England. Circa 1958. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages London, England. Circa 1958. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Valparaiso, Chile. 1963. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Palermo, Italy. 1959. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Valparaiso, Chile. 1954. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Harbour. Valparaiso, Chile. 1963. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages Passage Bavestrello. Valparaiso, Chile. 1952. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain | Vagabondages The City. London, England. Circa 1958. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos

With a poetic approach, Sergio Larraín inspired a whole generation of photographers. This collection of rare images, originally selected for an exhibition, from the Chilean photographer traces the essential photographs from his career.

A penchant for the vagabond’s life, a profound desire to be in the world and the purity of the act led him to become a photographer. But Sergio Larraín nonetheless spent the greatest part of his existence in seclusion, practicing meditation, yoga, writing and drawing. He had left a brilliant body of work behind him, he had the wisdom to interrupt when it no longer brought him the freedom he expected. After an extended period of self-searching (though writing as well), he was to find himself in a state of voluntary deprivation.