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Vicente Paredes
Pony Congo

Photographs by Vicente Paredes

Design by Natalia Troitiño

This Book Is True, 2015

Edition of 750 copies

Softcover

88 pp., color illustrated throughout

160 x 240 mm

ISBN 2015037697

Item #2463

0.500 2463 EUR 30.00 Add to Cart

Shortlisted for Author Book Award, Les Rencontres d´Arles 2016

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by Miwa Susuda, Alejandro Cartagena, Erik Kessels

By putting together the two extremes of childhood Pony Congo brings to the surface the shameful coexistence of two stereotypical realities. With a series of diptychs the viewer is confronted with the extreme depiction of strongly opposed routines. On one hand the stress of the wealthy for gaining recognition and social status from the early stages of their lives, victims of family and social pressure measuring their value by riding on a small horse. A glossy cliché that is combined with the well known smiles of the poor in Africa.

Vicente Paredes chose to walk the line with this series of photographs that shamelessly reunites visually what very few dare to talk about openly.

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