Most of the photographic work by Pablo Valenzuela has been marked by its constant search for extreme light and minimalist landscapes. While his photography is focused on portraying the nature and identity of his country, his work has always pursued a distance from the obvious and postcard style, to approach a more abstract composition.
In his new book “Deepest Chile”, the author does not abandon this obsession. However, he widens his gaze towards a moving Chile, where man’s footprint is manifested in various forms. In architecture, in local festivals, in the everyday life of the locals and peasants.
As always, Valenzuela is not looking for the big shots, but concentrating on the close-ups and suggestive angles. This is with the idea and the firm intention to raise awareness of the natural and cultural heritage of Chile.
BY / PHOTOGRAPHS OF PABLO VALENZUELA VAILLANT