Returning to La Paz: four aspects

I present 45 photographs on La Paz that I have taken in the 70’s. All film, analogue work, scanned recently for the on-line exhibition with the same name. This selection was done by Albumen Gallery‘s director Stephan Schmid. These are the subjects covered: Cityscapes Landscape Places People Albumen Gallery, Fine Art Photography, has the pleasure to announce the publication of the exhibition images of Returning to…

Returning to La Paz: THE BOOK

  Albumen Gallery, Fine Art Photography, has the pleasure to announce the publication of the exhibition images of Returning to La Paz in book form. Please follow this link to view the description and to order your copy: https://albumen-gallery.com/index.php/books/returning-la-paz/ La galería Albumen que expone las fotografías sobre La Paz en los años 70, Returning to La Paz – imágenes paceñas, tiene el agrado de ofrecer la publicación del libro con…

Returning to La Paz – Imágenes Paceñas

Albumen Gallery, Fine Art Photography is showcasing 45 of my analogue photographs taken in the early 70’s. Please follow this link to visit the exhibition: Albumen Gallery. https://albumen-gallery.com/index.php?cID=1460 ‘Returning to La Paz‘ is an hommage to Javier Molina’s birth place.  After living in the USA for a number of years the Bolivian photographer returned to La Paz in the early 1970s. Living abroad gave him…

El Angel del Gran Poder

The yearly celebration of Jesus del Gran Poder gathers over 40,000 participants/dancers every year in May/June in La Paz, Bolivia. It is now considered part of UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage.  I have published a book about this celebration and you can view the digital version here: Gran Poder  

Portfolio

I have selected 54 photographs for my printed portfolio (on Lambda Fuji Crystal DP II) in 5 section: Imagination: photo manipulations depicting imaginary scenes Pure colour: landscapes that are abstracted colour Landscapes A collection of black and white photos: A Murder of silhouettes Architecture You can view them here: http://molinabarrios.com/exhibitionportfolio/expo/ A further collection has been published in a booklet that can be viewed here: http://molinabarrios.com/exhibitionportfolio/first-addendum-to-portfolio/ Here a…

The mystery of an Angel

A couple of days ago I saw this photo of mine on a friend’s wall and it brought me back to the memory of why I took this picture. It was the mystery of the angel’s demeanour : he seemed to be in a different reality, so involved was he in his own ritual. It was during a yearly festival in La Paz that…

A fanciful connection

As part of my present job at Henry Sotheran Ltd, the longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world (York 1761), I get to design the catalogues. In this particular occasion we had a beautiful collection of engraved books of  Wagner’s operas for the Performing Arts catalogue. A colleague as a challenge said: I dare you include Wagner and the Beatles as a cover design….

Mimicking a record sleeve

It was suggested that for the cover of a large collection of pop memorabilia I should reproduce a version of the album cover for  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars. I went around the narrow streets around Brewer Street in central London  taking pictures of walls, street lamps and rubbish bags. I found the image of David Bowie…

Gran Poder: a colourful festival

It is difficult to imagine a cultural event such as the festival represented in this book if one has not previously witnessed a similar  Andean religious/folkloric manifestation. What catches the eye is the abundance of vivid colour as the groups dance their way down from the streets on the hillside  to the commercial centre of the city of La Paz in an organised and…

Imágenes Paceñas

Para los hispano-parlantes (English text below) : el libro recientemente publicado de Imágenes paceñas  en su tercera edición. Esta edición está siendo entregada a cada alumno de  secundaria en La Paz, gratis, por la Alcaldía paceña. Esta version es en forma  de libro digital (e-book): Imágenes Paceñas For those that appreciate a bit of Latin American literature and culture, this book: Imágenes Paceñas refers to…