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LrD114-0911_0912 - Haverbeck Islet - Valdivia - ChileBy Gonzalo Contreras del Solar

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US$ 6,600



C-Print, C-flex-poly-based paper high-gloss photographic paper or photo rag baryta pigment-based paper.

Edition of 5

Dimensions: 80cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 31.5" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 0.04" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Images printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive silver halide photographic paper using a Lambda machine are shipped from NY.
Images printed on Photo Rag Baryta paper using a Canon 12 inks printer machine are shipped from Chile.

Having lockdown restrictions lifted, last week I traveled to Valdivia, where the recovered Haverbeck Islet is located.
I had difficulty finding a lodging availability, as many people had the same idea taking some time off. After an intense internet search, I found the Naguilán Hotel with a curious construction design that captured my attention.

Their webpage mentioned that they refurbished the old shipping company headquarters. The hotel built its main areas by mirror duplicating the original design of the old headquarters.

Checking Google, I found it was adjacent to the Valdivia River and in front of an islet. Called the hotel asking for a higher floor with a river view; which they did, assigning a room with a balcony.
sharing some images in this post.

Reading Valdivia history, I discovered that the islet was the shipyard of the Haverbeck Skalweit shipping company.

It was May 22nd, 1960, on a Sunday afternoon one of the greatest earthquakes and tsunami destructed Valdivia. Therefore, the telluric force unleveled the land by 209 centimeters (82.3 inches), flooding all surrounding islands.

The city of Valdivia is at sea level, so the Islet disappeared under water for 36 years. Only in 1996 when a subsidiarity of the Haverbeck company reconstructed the islet by dredging the river, recovering 20 hectares (49 acres) of land.

Mother Nature made miracles, which recovered the splendor that the Haverbeck Islet had before the earthquake.


Artist Profile

Born: 1955
Hometown: La Paz
Based in: Calera de Tango - Chile

Photographer dedicated to portraye Water.

It was late 1955 when my eyes peeped at the city of La Paz near the high Andes. Since then, they have learned by capturing sparkles of light.

The influence of Ansel Adams perfection and the impressionism colors such as Vincent Van Gogh work has …


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