Sameer Makarius

Kavanagh Building under the Fog


Sameer Makarius 1924–2009
Original title
Edificio Kavanagh bajo la niebla
Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Image: 225 x 297 mm
Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Mauro Herlitzka 2011
On long term loan

Not on display

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Cairo-born Sameer Makarius studied painting and abstraction in Hungary and travelled across Europe before moving to Argentina in the 1950s. He established himself as one of the most prolific photographers of the time, taking thousands of pictures of the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and of the immigrant neighbourhood of ‘La Boca’. Makarius published several books and founded ‘Forum’, a group of photographers engaged in the promotion of photography as fine art. This selection of vintage prints focuses on architectural details and patterns of the city’s modern landscape.

Gallery label, May 2012

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