About the publication
In 2016, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented the first European retrospective of the artist Fernell Franco, a major yet little-known figure of Colombian photography.
The exhibition brought together 140 photographs from 10 different series the artist produced between 1970 and 1996. It also revealed the importance of Fernell Franco’s work within a broader cultural context, as part of the vibrant art scene that emerged in Cali at the beginning of the 1970s. Representative of the artists who emerged at this time, Oscar Muñoz was commissioned by the Fondation Cartier to create a work specifically for the exhibition as a tribute to Fernell Franco.
The catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition includes more than 190 illustrations. Featuring texts by Colombian photographer Oscar Muñoz and curator María Wills Londoño as well as an illustrated biography of the artist, this monograph provides a unique occasion to discover the sensitive and singular work of Fernell Franco.