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“Photographing Gabriel García Márquez”, a book by Dimitris Yeros
On April 17th, one year had gone by since the death of Gabriel García Márquez. To honor the great writer’s memory, the German publishing house Kerber Photo Art has released Dimitris Yeros’s book “Photographing Gabriel García Márquez”.
It is a high-quality large-format hardcover book with dust-jacket, with 136 pages size 24×30 cm., containing photographs taken by Greek photographer Dimitris Yeros in sessions with the writer in Mexico and Colombia, which present García Márquez in some of the most beautiful moments of his last years, and create a powerful memento, a fond memory for all those who knew him and loved him through his books. The book is in English and has international distribution by D.A.P, USA after June 2015.
During the photo sessions Gabo was extremely cooperative, very courteous, hospitable and always in a good mood. From the very start he displayed strong friendly feelings toward the Greek artist and that was not entirely unexpected since Gabo had known and appreciated the latter’s work before they met.
Dimitris Yeros has also photographed and publishes here views of Gabo’s houses in which one can see the places where the 20th-century legendary fiction writer lived and wrote. In addition, the photographs of mariachi, of people of Cartagena and Mexico, as well as some cityscapes are published to add to the atmosphere of his books.
The book’s foreword was written by prominent art critic Edward Lucie-Smith. The extensive afterword was written by the photographer himself, who describes in it his relationship with the writer and details of their meetings.
Dimitris Yeros has had 54 individual exhibitions of his work held in Greece and abroad, in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Italy, Cyprus, etc. He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions, biennales and triennales around the world; his works can be found in many museums and private collections.
Quite a few books have been published with or about his work. His most recent book before this one, Shades of Love, inspired by the poems of C.P. Cavafy, with a foreword by Edward Albee and an introduction by John Wood, was published by Insight Editions of California and has garnered many positive reviews.
He collaborates with Throckmorton Fine Arts in New York and the Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach.