A retrospective exhibition is presented for the first time at the Rencontres d’Arles. Sergio Larrain (1931-2012) grew up in Chile in a family of cultivated notables, surrounded by books and art. From the outset, he took photographs freely in the streets with his Leica, which he did not hesitate to place on the ground, resulting in unusual points of view and daring compositions. From 1952, he focused on abandoned children in the streets of Santiago. The apprentice photograph presented his first complete series to Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1959.
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