Tonatiuh Ambrosetti, Wanderjahre of an artist


Until 31 September 2021

 

For the annual exhibition curated by Artphilein LibraryTonatiuh 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.

 

Niels Ackermann
The White Angel – The children of Chernobyl have grown uP
2016
Les Èditions Noir sur Blanc

Robert Adams
En longeant quelques rivières
2007
Actes Sud

Fabien Baron
Liquid Light 1983-2003
2008
Steidl

Binia Bill
Binia Bill – Fotografien
2004
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Scheidegger & Spiess

Richard Billingham
Ray’s a Laugh
2013
Errata Editions  – Books on Books # 18

Guy Bourdin Polaroids
2009
Editions Xavier Barral

Manuel Àlvarez Bravo
2008
Lunwerg Editores

Julia Margaret Cameron – 19th Century Photographer of Genius
2003
National Portrait Gallery Publications

Larry Clark
Tulsa
2000
Grove Press

John Davies
The British Landscape
2006
Chris Boot

Roberto Donetta
Pioniere della Fotografia nel Ticino di Inizio Secolo
1992
Charta

Philippe Dudouit
The Dynamics of Dust
2019
Edition Patrick Frey

Nicolas Faure
Paysage A
2006
Steidl

Thomas Flechtner
Snow
2002
Lars Müller Publishers

Alberto Garcia-Alix
Llorando a aquélla que creyó amarme
2003
LA Fabrica

Yann Gross
The Jungle Book – Contemporary Stories of the Amazon and its Fringe
2015
Aperture

Guido Guidi
Veramente
2014
Mack Books

Philip-Lorca diCorcia                                                            
2013
Kerber Verlag

Sally Mann
Mille et un passages
2019

Robert Mapplethorpe
1988
Secker & Warburg, The Whitney Museum of American Art

Dolores Marat
Rives
1995
Marval

Daido Moriyama
Remix
2013
Galerie Kamel Mennour

Paolo Roversi
Studio
2009
Steidl

Torbjørn Rødland
Confabulations
2016
Mack Books

Fazal Sheikh
The Victor Weeps Afghanistan
1998
Scalo Verlag

Jem Southam
Rockfalls and Ponds
LA Fabrica
2009

Francesca Woodman
1998
Actes Sud, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain

Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
Gaia 2003-2018
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Artphilein Editions, Lugano