by Leonardo Finotti (Photographer), Barry Bergdoll (Contributor)
In 2008, Leonardo Finotti was invited by MoMA’s chief curator, Barry Bergdoll, to be part of a tribute exhibition for a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America shown in 1955. He began a commissioned work that led him directly into an immersive experience lasting the past eight years.
Latin American Modern Architecture is part of an ongoing series by one of the leading architectural photographers worldwide. It presents nearly eighty images of Finotti’s photographic vision of undiscovered Latin American modern architecture and offers an important overview of the region. Collecting visits, stories, experiences, and photographs, the research took place in diverse latitudes, eight of them published in this book: Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, São Paulo, Bogotá, Caracas, México City, and Havana.