Colombian house. Circa 1980.
Gelatin silver print -18.4 x 22.4 cm. / 7.24 x 8.81 in.-, single matte weight paper. With an author's wet seal: “photography: germán téllez”. Vintage piece in great condition. It is exhibited framed.
When the operator of a camera works as an architect (restaurateur and historian) the results are usually outstanding, such is the case of this ancient Colombian estate that through a play of light and shadow it rescues the lines of its noble construction. The work of the wooden columns shows the unique quality of the artisans and the environmental role that the galleries play in protecting the living areas against inclement weather.
Germán Téllez (1933), architect, monument restorer, historian and great photographer, is a member of the Colombian Academy of History and in October 2019 he was distinguished with a great exhibition of the National Museum of his country in five rooms at its headquarters. at the Sámano House. On that occasion, its director Mauricio Uribe said: “We bought part of the archive, we made this exhibition and we will publish a book with the best of his work by the end of the year. He is one of the best photographers of the second part of the 20th century in Colombia. I think it was necessary that we pay homage to life from the Bogotá Museum ”. (1)
1. “El Tiempo” newspaper, Bogotá, October 25, 2019. In “Exhibition in tribute to the photographer of capital architecture”. By Ana Puentes.
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