Adriana Lestido. Metropolis 1988/1999
- Softcover with a tipped-in photograph
- 128 pages
- 171 × 240 × 14 mm
- ISBN 9788417975708
- Spanish, English
Buenos Aires in the beginning of the 90s: this is the metropolis portrayed by Adriana Lestido. A city that seems both distant and contemporary in the images that the photographer made to be published in a weekly supplement about the city on Página/12 newspaper, one of the most emblematic to date.
The passing of time has not eroded the strength and power of these black and white images of places and people in neighbourhoods like Constitución, La Boca, Villa Lugano, Pompeya, or an unrecognisable Puerto Madero. The book comprises fifty-three photographs of an urbanistically socially fragmented and uneven Buenos Aires depicting forsaken, anonymous, vulnerable, solitary or simply beaten and resigned beings who wander, work or live in the great city.