Guadalupe Ruiz - Bogotá D.C.

Edited and with an Essay by Joerg Bader

Guadalupe Ruiz - Bogotá D.C.
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Edited and with an Essay by Joerg Bader

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

With Photographs by Guadalupe Ruiz
148 pages | 120 color plates, 1 map | 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $49.00 ISBN: 9783858813510 Published September 2012 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
The Colombian-born photographer and artist Guadalupe Ruiz has undertaken a project to document the social and economic inequity in her native city of Bogotá. She explores six houses from the city's six different taxation classes whose residents range from extremely affluent to impoverished. By taking photographs of apartments and streetscapes, whole interiors and single pieces of furniture, Ruiz creates a cohesive and multilayered portrait of the city as a whole. She also examines personal and decorative objects, such as family portraits and Catholic icons found in both slums and luxurious villas, and highlights the differences and some surprising cultural parallels between socioeconomic classes.
            Guadalupe Ruiz— Bogotá D. C. is a subtle, thought-provoking examination of urban life and includes over a hundred stunning images arranged by neighborhood. A map of the neighborhoods and a complementary essay are included to provide context for Ruiz’s impressive photographs.
Text in English, French, Spanish, and German
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Section 6
The Vertebral Column of the World
      Joerg Bader

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