The web has recently been abuzz over the news of Argentinian photographer Daniel Mordzinski losing the negatives and slides of thousands of his photographs after they were trashed by French newspaper Le Monde. Find out more about this sad story after the jump.
Imagine losing all the negatives and prints of all your photos — from the ones you took for work and portfolio, to the personal ones you took on memorable trips, countless photowalks, and impromptu photo sessions. We imagine you’d be devastated, so it’s easy for us to try and step in the shoes of Argentinian photographer Daniel Mordzinski, whose 27 years’ worth of work were allegedly thrown away without warning by French newspaper Le Monde.
“No one knows or wants to know why they decided to [do] away my work life, thousands of photos taken over twenty-seven [years],” laments Mordzinski, who had photographed some renowned literary figures such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Julio Cortázar at the height of his career. Mordzinski kept an office in Le Monde for 10 years as part of its partnership with the Spanish newspaper El Pais.
In his website, Mordzinski said that Miguel Mora, an El Pais correspondent in Paris and a friend of his, apparently discovered that the Argentinian photographer’s office had been completely emptied without prior notice, suggesting that thousands of his original negatives and slides had already been resigned to the trash bin.
“[I] only saved hundreds of photos that [were] once digitized in books or exhibitions, the rest disappeared forever,” Mordzinski further noted.
The dismal matter has been making the rounds and garnering comments on social networks, and even prompted an open letter from the enraged writer Luis Sepulveda.
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All information for this article were sourced from quesabesde.com.