INFRAMUNDO / HYDRA
SMAIL - Alessandro Bo
Size: 19.5 x 25.5 x 1 cm
Number of pages: 84
Special Finishes: Handmade Box
In the 1950s a large number of immigrants from the United States, Canada and Europe discovered a secret paradise in which excesses, good life and art were available at a very low price.
Recently named as "The best city in the world", this Mexican territory is currently known for its elegant spas, cafes, galleries and colorful houses that make it one of the most developed tourist destinations in the country, one that conceals underneath a past that few remember or would believe possible.
In this photographic series, the observer enters a time machine in which he becomes a witness of everyday scenarios and fragments that invite people to open themselves to questions without receiving a direct answer.
The book consists of a collection of archival photographs around the arrival of foreigners in San Miguel de Allende, GTO between the years 1950 - 1980, as well as original photographs currently captured by the author.
Mexico City, Mexico, 1982
Alessandro Bo studied Photography at the TAFE Queensland Institute. He currently works as a freelance photographer.
His work has been exhibited in various shows in Mexico, Australia and the Dominican Republic. Also, his projects have been published in numerous national and international magazines (2005 - 2017) and recently in the book Street Photography 2015 (Acuity Press, 2015). Part of his work has also been published in digital magazines such as Der Greif Online (2017) and Lenscratch.
He has received numerous awards including the PDN Street Photography Award (2015), finalist of the Iberoamerican Photobook contest (Editorial RM, 2013) and winner of the Mexican Foundation for Film and Art contest