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Cante Jondo by Josephine Sacabo

Cante Jondo by Josephine Sacabo

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Cante Jondo (Deep Song) with the passionate poetry of Ana Cristina Rudholm y Balmaceda and the lyrical photographs of Josephine Sacabo. The poetry, printed 
in monotype letterpress on Arches paper, is accompanied by ten toned silver gelatin photographs printed and signed by the photographer. Each book is individually hand sewn and bound in cloth with hand made end-papers and delivered in a hand crafted cloth clamshell box. A free-standing, signed and toned silver gelatin print of La Mano (The Hand) accompanies each book.

Edition of 55 numbered copies 
10 bound, plus 1 free-standing, fully signed silver gelatin prints 
20" x 16" 

Sacabo divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico. Both places inform her work, resulting in imagery that is as dreamlike, surreal, and romantic as the places that she calls home. 
Born in Laredo, Texas, in 1944, she was educated at Bard College in New York. Prior to coming to New Orleans, Sacabo lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalistic tradition and influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style, using poetry as the genesis for her work.

Sacabo’s many portfolios are visual manifestations of the written word, and she lists poets as her most important influences, including Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vicente Huidobro, Juan Rulfo, Mallarmé, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Her images transfer the viewer into a world of constructed beauty.

During her 36-year career her work has been featured in over 40 gallery and museum exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. She has been the recipient of multiple awards and is included 
in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, New Orleans Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and la Bibliothéque Nationale.

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