Aldo Sessa is one of the great photographers of Argentina.
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1939. Sessa started his professional photography career when he was just ten years old. He first exhibited at a group show in Buenos Aires in 1952. Sessa worked as a photojournliast for La Nación, one of Argentina’s two leading newspapers.
He has collaborated with noted Argentine authors such as Jorge Luis Borges and Manuel Mujica Laínez. Some of the iconic photos of Argentine Tango are Sessa’s.
His photo archive is approaching 1 million images. It is something of a the evolution of Argentina during his lifetime. Sessa’s work has been shown in over 200 exhibitions around the world. He has produced more than 40 photography books.
Sessa currently has a major retrospective at MAMBA, the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. Archivo: Aldo Sessa 1958 – 2018 is on view through May 27, 2018.
Sessa is famous in Argentina. He is best known for his pictures of the culture of Argentina, especially gauchos, the mythical Argentine cowboys.
After promising Juan José Gïraldes, president of the Argentine Gaucho Confederation, that he would record the last traces of Argentine gaucho tradition, Sessa traveled to every corner of Argentina and made about 50,000 pictures. Sessa shoots film, not digital.
Some of those pictures are in Sessa’s coming new book Gauchos: Icons of Argentina by Assouline.
Buenos Aires is a port city. Sessa travels the world photographing other port cities. His amazing photographs of New York City include iconic images of The Statue of Liberty and The Chrysler Building.
Aldo Sessa in New York City
Sessa is here in New York a lot. You may run into him on the street with his ever present camera. He’s the quiet old guy with several cameras on his shoulder who doesn’t even see you watching because he is so engrossed in getting a good picture.
Aldo Sessa is represented in the United States by Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East, Manhattan.
He lives and works in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
For more information, visit www.aldosessa.com.ar
Throckmorton Fine Arts
Throckmorton Fine Arts is America’s leading art dealer in Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art, and Chinese Jade and Antiquities.
Throckmorton has a very deep photography collection even beyond their specialties. If you are looking for something, ask. The photo of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice recently published in The Washington Post came from Throckmorton.
Throckmorton Fine Arts
145 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022
(between Lexington & Third Ave)
Midtown East, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
Assouline is a luxury book publisher who specializes in fashion books.
Gauchos: Icons of Argentina is available in presale for $125 at www.assouline.com
Aldo Sessa Gauchos: Icons of Argentina at the Argentine Consulate
An exhibition of legendary Argentine photographer Aldo Sessa Gauchos Icons of Argentina opens with a reception at the Argentine Consulate in Midtown, Manhattan on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition is on view Monday – Friday through April 26.
Visiting the Argentine Consulate
12 West 56th St, New York, NY 10019
(between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm
(F) to 57th St
(N) (R) (W) to Fifth Ave
(E) (M) to Fifth Ave – 53rd St
(4) (5) (6) to 59th St – Lexington Ave
Aldo Sessa Gauchos Icons of Argentina
Argentine Consulate NYC
Monday – Friday
April 11 – 26, 2018
Co-produced with Throckmorton Fine Art and Assouline books.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.