Fernell Franco, ‘Untitled from Prostitutas’, 1970-1972, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, France

From the Catalogue:
Prostitutas, Fernell Franco’s frst major series, is comprised of 16 photographs of sex workers in brothels in the port city of Buenaventura. The complete series was first exhibited in March 1972 in his hometown of Cali at Ciudad Solar, and since then, all 16 works have not been shown together. Franco’s other projects include Amarrados, Interiores, Billares, Demoliciones and Retratos de ciudad.
Courtesy of Phillips

Fernell Franco: Cali Clair-Obscur, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 6 February - 5 June 2016; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, 6 July - 27 November 2016, for another print

F. Franco, D. R. Gómez, Fotografías, Editográficas, 1983, n.p.
Fernell Franco: Amarrados (Bound), Americas Society, 2009, n.p.
A. Fabry, Urbes Mutantes 1941-2012: Latin American Photography, RM/ Toluca Éditions, 2013, p. 126
A. Fabry, Fernell Franco: Cali Clair-Obscur, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain/ Toluca Éditions, 2016, pp. 95-96

Toluca Fine Art, Paris