Montevideo: CdF Ediciones, Centro de Fotografía; Gráfica Mosca, Noviembre 2018. b/w plates, pict. wrps. Item #112094
“This publication compiles the winning work of the first edition of the Uruguayan Photography Award “Purgatory” by Ignacio Iturrioz. The award is organized by the National Department of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Culture and Education (Cultura-MEC) and the Photography Center of Montevideo (CdF) within the context of the agreement signed by both institutions to conduct actions promoting Uruguayan photography.”--Page . Ignacio Iturrioz (Montevideo, 1978) is a photographer, member of the German artist collective Schmelzofen e.V. group. In 2018 Iturrioz won the Uruguayan Photography Award for his project "Purgatorio". This project is the outcome of his experience moving in one of the apartments of the Palacio Salvo building, where he lived for seven years (2007-2014). Declared a national historical monument, the Salvo Palace has been and continues to be one of the most emblematic buildings of the city of Montevideo. Inaugurated in 1928 by the Salvo brothers, the 27 floors skyscraper became then the tallest building in South America. The construction, of eclectic art deco style, was directed by the Italian architect Mario Palanti. At the time, this luxury building represented and symbolized the moment of economic prosperity that was going through Uruguay. In spite of being initially conceived like hotel, with the years their rooms have been transformed into small apartments used like a house. Nowadays the building is quite deteriorated, with both legal and sanitary problems. CONTENTS: Presentación / Pablo Guidali. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXTS. LIMITED EDITION OF 1000.