Mexico City: Frente Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, 2000. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, french flaps.
"All blood has its past." Rare first edition photobook documenting the 12 day Zapatista uprising in protest of NAFTA's enactment and the ensuing aftermath. Bringing together over 50 images from 28 Mexican photojournalists, this unprecedented collection shows the tragic events that Mexico's federal government continues to suppress and conceal. With an introduction by Portuguese Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago, who visited Chiapas in March of 1998 accompanied by photojournalism legend Sebastião Salgado. After touring the camps and interviewing different survivors, Saramago was inspired to write a first-person account of his experiences, "Todos Somos Chiapas," resulting in his affective and visceral foreword for this volume. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photos by some of Mexico’s most renowned photographers including Salgado, Graciela Iturbide, Antonio Turok, Frida Hartz, Pedro Valtierra, and many more; with brief biographies of each contributor in Spanish. Text in English, Spanish, and French. One of 2000 copies. Rubbing to edges, corners bumped and general overall light shelfwear. Very good. Rare, with only one copy listed in OCLC. Item #3235