About the Author
Marcos Zimmermann was born in Buenos Aires in 1950, he studied cinematography at the Centro Experimental del Instituto Nacional de Cinematografia (Experimental Centre of the National Institute of Cinematography) of this city, where he worked later as film photographer of Argentine and international films, such as Quebracho, La Raulito, Camila and Miss Mary, among others. He spent three years in Rome, where he worked as a free-lance photographer. In 1995 he received the Piramide de Oro Award for Best Photography Work and in 1996, he received the First Prize for Best Argentine Art Book granted by the Buenos Aires annual Book Fairy. His photographs have been acquired by Manuel Alvarez Bravo for the Mexico Televisa Foundation, by John Szarkowski for the Paine Webber Group of New York collection, by the Bank of America for its art collection, by the National Library of Paris, and by numerous private collectors. He has presented his works in more than thirty exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Rome, Paris and Tokyo. Since 1999, his work has been included in the National Fine Arts Museum s and the Modern Arts Museum of Buenos Aires heritages. The great Japanese master Eikoh Hosoe invited him to exhibit his work Norte Argentino at the Shadai Gallery of Tokyo in November 2004. Is has also been exhibited at the Kyushu Sangyo Museum of Fukuoka in January 2005. He has just published his sixth book Patagonia, 'El ultimo confin de la naturaleza' with texts by Tomas Eloy Martinez, and is currently working on two new books: Desnudos Sudamericanos and Un perro en el Paraiso. The Folio Gallery of Alberta, Canada, has made a monographic book on his work called Bajo las Estrellas, distributed through Waterous and Co. in London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston and Buenos Aires.