El libro de la selva

by Yann Gross


Photographs: Yann Gross

Publisher: RM Verlag

232 pages

Pictures: 118 color

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-84-16282-66-1

Price: 38

Comments: Hardcover, first edition, language: esp, 17,5 x 23 cm

When the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana set out on his search for cinnamon in 1541, he could not have anticipated that his travels would bring him to the bends of the world’s longest river: the Amazon. Long a witness to evangelization campaigns, infrastructure development, and natural resource extraction, the river continues to arouse greed, competition, and fascination in its visitors. Following in the footsteps of past expeditions, The Jungle Book is a visual experience comprising discreetly staged scenes that reveal the diverse worlds of contemporary Amazonia and its surrounding areas. Photographer Yann Gross worked with different local communities and documented the dynamic culture of the Amazon as influenced by contemporary economic and social forces. Once immersed in this world, the viewer soon forgets romantic clichés of forgotten lands and noble savages, and begins to question the guiding ideals of progress and development that inform escapist fantasies.

Contest winner book Dummy Award at the Festival of Photography "Les Rencontres d'Arles 2015".

Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book (2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/gross-the-jungle-book#sthash.QNZWyAPg.dpuf
Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book (2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/gross-the-jungle-book#sthash.QNZWyAPg.dpuf


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El libro de la selva

by Yann Gross


Photographs: Yann Gross

Publisher: RM Verlag

232 pages

Pictures: 118 color

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-84-16282-66-1

Price: 38

Comments: Hardcover, first edition, language: esp, 17,5 x 23 cm

When the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana set out on his search for cinnamon in 1541, he could not have anticipated that his travels would bring him to the bends of the world’s longest river: the Amazon. Long a witness to evangelization campaigns, infrastructure development, and natural resource extraction, the river continues to arouse greed, competition, and fascination in its visitors. Following in the footsteps of past expeditions, The Jungle Book is a visual experience comprising discreetly staged scenes that reveal the diverse worlds of contemporary Amazonia and its surrounding areas. Photographer Yann Gross worked with different local communities and documented the dynamic culture of the Amazon as influenced by contemporary economic and social forces. Once immersed in this world, the viewer soon forgets romantic clichés of forgotten lands and noble savages, and begins to question the guiding ideals of progress and development that inform escapist fantasies.

Contest winner book Dummy Award at the Festival of Photography "Les Rencontres d'Arles 2015".

Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book (2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/gross-the-jungle-book#sthash.QNZWyAPg.dpuf
Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book (2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/gross-the-jungle-book#sthash.QNZWyAPg.dpuf


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El libro de la selva

by Yann Gross


Photographs: Yann Gross

Publisher: RM Verlag

232 pages

Pictures: 118 color

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-84-16282-66-1

Price: 38

Comments: Hardcover, first edition, language: esp, 17,5 x 23 cm

When the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana set out on his search for cinnamon in 1541, he could not have anticipated that his travels would bring him to the bends of the world’s longest river: the Amazon. Long a witness to evangelization campaigns, infrastructure development, and natural resource extraction, the river continues to arouse greed, competition, and fascination in its visitors. Following in the footsteps of past expeditions, The Jungle Book is a visual experience comprising discreetly staged scenes that reveal the diverse worlds of contemporary Amazonia and its surrounding areas. Photographer Yann Gross worked with different local communities and documented the dynamic culture of the Amazon as influenced by contemporary economic and social forces. Once immersed in this world, the viewer soon forgets romantic clichés of forgotten lands and noble savages, and begins to question the guiding ideals of progress and development that inform escapist fantasies.

Contest winner book Dummy Award at the Festival of Photography "Les Rencontres d'Arles 2015".

Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book (2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/gross-the-jungle-book#sthash.QNZWyAPg.dpuf
Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book (2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. - See more at: http://aperture.org/shop/gross-the-jungle-book#sthash.QNZWyAPg.dpuf


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