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During the 1930s in Mexico, Augustín Jiménez was considered to be as important a photographer as Manuel Alvárez Bravo. He was not only wide-ranging in both style and practice–making industrial and advertising as well as editorial New Vision photographs–but he was also photography instructor at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, and a noted cinematographer. … It was Jiménez who makes this illustrated version of Hernáns novel Chimeneas an important modernist photobook, despite the presence of works by two other photographers. Augustín Victor Casasolas archive photographs of the revolution are mixed with Enrique Gutmanns social documentary studies before Jiménez raises the stakes with a display of modernist strategies ranging from New Vision formalism to photomontage. –The Photobook : A History Volume I / Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. London : Phaidon, 2004.
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