Brazilian photographer, painter and designer Geraldo de Barros won Nadar People of Images 2017 award for his posthumous book entitled Sobras (Leftovers). This prize is awarded every year since 1955. It rewards a an old, modern or contemporary photobook, published in France. The prize is made possible thanks to a partnership between the National Library of France, the Nicéphore Niépce museum, the Escourbiac printing house and the Gens d’images association.
This is the first international publication devoted to the photographer’s photographic series, born in 1923 and died in 1998. The book is published by the Paris publishing house Chose Commune. De Barros was one of the major artists of the Brazilian art scene in the 20th century. In particular, it allowed the emergence of concrete art. In the 90s, diminished by several cerebral attacks, the artist returns to photography and composes “leftovers”, drawn from family photographs and recomposed by montage and collage.