The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
The Last City

Photographs: Pablo Ortiz Monasterio

Text: José Emilio Pacheco

Publisher: Twin Palms Publisher

104 pages

Pictures: 56

Year: 1995

Price: 50

Comments: Red linen hardcover under dust jacket. First edition, 1995. Gravure printing. As new.

“Stendhal’s famous definition of the novel—a mirror carried along a road—could well apply to The Last City. But Ortiz Monasterio’s is a selective mirror, precise and implacable, which retains only that which is worth preserving.”  — José Emilio Pacheco

Mexico City presents a post-apocalyptic paradigm, rivaled only, perhaps, by Los Angeles—it is a metropolis ravaged by immense poverty, crime, and the ill-effects of overpopulation. As a street photographer working in the tradition of committed documentary image-making, Ortiz Monasterio reveals Mexico City’s fragmentation.


Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio,The Last City

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