Martin Parr has said that the Latin-American Photobook is the "best kept secret in the history of photography". The exhibition presents 40 photobooks produced between 1921 and 2012.
"During three years, through 19 countries from Cuba to Patagonia, we interviewed photographers, graphic artists, collectors, scholars, publishers, and sifted through their libraries and archives. Chasing the unknown on the scale of a continent has converted this investigation into a quest both breathtaking and electrifying. The result is surprising. Powerful, complex, troubling, often forgotten, cursed or secret books have emerged. Throughout the pages, unfolds ‘‘something that is part of caress, complaint, appeal, complicity, bitter denunciation’’ (Julio Cortazar).