Image and Memory Photography from Latin America, 1865-1992 (Hardcover)
|FotoFest 1992, a major festival of international photography, brought Latin American photography into focus for a wide audience. Offering a diverse selection of photographers, countries, artistic movements, and subject matter, the show revealed a photographic tradition rich in history and creativity. Drawing from the more than 1,000 images exhibited, this book documents the work of 52 photographers. 54 color and 150 duotone photos.|
From the Publisher:
Draws from about 1,000 images exhibited by FotoFest 1992 to offer a diverse selection of photographers, countries, artistic movements, and subject matter rich in both history and creativity. The color and duotone photographs (many of which appear in print for the first time) range from the opening of the Brazilian frontier in the 1880s to documentary images from El Salvador's 1980 civil war to works of specifically aesthetic and experimental intent. The text (written in both Spanish and English) provides a curatorial overview followed by essays on the roots of visual imagery in Latin American cultures, the history of Latin American photography in the 19th century, the contemporary scene, and the debate over "artistic" versus documentary work. Includes an extensive bibliography and artist biographies. Oversize: 10.50x11". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.