Sergio Larrain. Vagabondages
December 31, 2015
by Sergio Larrain
This amazing exhibition of the Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain (1931 – 2012) traces the essential of his singular career. Rare images, a poetic approach, a brilliant photographer who inspired a whole generation of photographers.
The abandoned children of Santiago, London, Paris, Italy, Valparaiso and the South America in general are some of the exhibited series. Among them, a precious set of vintage prints from Magnum Photos collection and some previously unseen.
A penchant for the vagabond’s life, a profound desire to be in the world and in the purity of the act led him to become a photographer, but Sergio Larraín nonetheless spent the greatest part of his existence in seclusion, practicing meditation, yoga, writing and drawing. He has left a brilliant body of work behind him, like a meteorite whose trajectory he had the wisdom to interrupt when it no longer brought him the freedom he expected. After a long period of self-searching (though writing as well), he was ultimately to find himself in a state of voluntary deprivation.