Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortázar

How to do an unexpected photo essay about a narrator of unexpected stories?

This is a series of portraits, taken in Paris, of friends and readers of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The project took one year to make. Over 70 people participated and got their portrait taken.

To be part of it they each had to:

– Choose a passage of the novel Hopscotch that mentions a place in Paris.
– Have their portrait taken in the chosen site.
– Explain why they chose it.

Discover the photos and the participants by clicking on the photo

Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortázar, Paris and his readers

Upcoming Exhibitions:

The project will be exhibited in the Paris City Hall of the 10th arrondissement, where Cortázar lived until his death, in 1984.

Mairie 10eme arrondissement
September 15th to October 4th, 2014.
Address: 72 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris.
Vernissage: September 16th at 19hs (7pm).

 And also in the Argentine Student Residency in Paris.

Casa Argentina en Paris
November 17th to 28th, 2014.
Address: 27 A Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris.
Vernissage: November 20th at 19hs (7pm).


Your help is welcomed!

The project is finished but I need your help, to make the Unexpected Photobook a reality. Do you want to know what an unexpected photobook is? Check this link.

You can safely donate through the crowdfunding website KissKissBankBank.
There are rewards for those kind hearts that help out.


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