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Argentina 1906 - 2012. Son of a wealthy family of Italian immigrants, Coppola began photographing in Buenos Aires at age 20; saw his name be raised to fame for the first time thanks to Jorge Luis Borges: the writer insisted that two photos illustrate the first edition of the book on the Argentine poet Evaristo Carriego. Fond of cinema, Coppola founded with a group of intellectuals the first film club of Buenos Aires; another influence is the work of Le Corbusier, highlighted from a lecture given by the architect in Buenos Aires. In Germany, Coppola practiced with photographer Walter Peterhans at the Bauhaus where he met his future wife, the photographer Grete Stern (1904-1999). In 1936, he returned to Buenos Aires and was commissioned by the mayor to photograph the city on the occasion of its 400 years aniverssary. The work gives birth to the album "Buenos Aires 1936 (Photographic Vision)" a seminal book with 230 photographs of Buenos Aires capital that makes him recognized in his country, and to the short film "Así Nació el Obelisco". Since 1937, he continued his activities in photography as editor, teacher, photographer and theoretician. He exhibited his works among other places in the Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires (NMFA), the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA), the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM, Valencia) and the Museum of Latin American Art Buenos Aires (MALBA); his works belong to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). Representation in Brazil, in partnership with gallery Jorge Mara - La Ruche (Buenos Aires, AR) who represents the work of photographer Horacio Coppola world-wide.