Until 17 December 2021
For the annual exhibition curated by Artphilein Library, Tonatiuh Ambrosetti selected 30 volumes (part of the library collection) as fundamental books in his experience as a photographer.
A photographic book is a story rich not only in images but also in lives.
In the text accompanying the exhibition the photographer writes:
Biography is also an inseparable component from the work of a photographer.
In the world of photography it is difficult to pretend: many authors have fascinating lives, compelling journeys and stories to tell.
Tonatiuh Ambrosetti grew up in Ponte Capriasca (Ticino – Switzerland). In 2006 he graduated from the ECAL Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne, where since 2012 he teaches Photography. In addition to photography, Tonatiuh Ambrosetti practises sculpture, engraving and drawing; always with the steadfast refusal of the digital technique.
The White Angel – The children of Chernobyl have grown up
Les Èditions Noir sur Blanc
En longeant quelques rivières
Liquid Light 1983-2003
Binia Bill – Fotografien
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Scheidegger & Spiess
Ray’s a Laugh
Errata Editions – Books on Books # 18
Guy Bourdin Polaroids
Editions Xavier Barral
Manuel Àlvarez Bravo
Julia Margaret Cameron – 19th Century Photographer of Genius
National Portrait Gallery Publications
The British Landscape
Pioniere della Fotografia nel Ticino di Inizio Secolo
The Dynamics of Dust
Edition Patrick Frey
Lars Müller Publishers
Llorando a aquélla que creyó amarme
The Jungle Book – Contemporary Stories of the Amazon and its Fringe
Mille et un passages
Secker & Warburg, The Whitney Museum of American Art
Galerie Kamel Mennour
The Victor Weeps Afghanistan
Rockfalls and Ponds
Actes Sud, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
Artphilein Editions, Lugano