woensdag 6 juni 2012

Nicaragua La Guerra de Libaracion Richard Cross Latin American Photobook Photography

Nicaragua : la guerra de liberación = der Befreiungskrieg / Ernesto Cardenal, Richard Cross.

[Managua, Nicaragua] : Ministerio de Cultura de Nicaragua

The Latin American Photobook 

Horacio Fernandez (Author) 

A growing appreciation of the photobook has inspired a flood of new scholarship and connoisseurship of the form--few as surprising and inspiring as The Latin American Photobook, the culmination of a four-year, cross-continental research effort led by Horacio Fernandez, author of the seminal volume Fotografia Pública. Compiled with the input of a committee of researchers, scholars, and photographers, including Marcelo Brodsky, Iatã Cannabrava, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio and Martin ParrThe Latin American Photobook presents 150 volumes from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela. It begins with the 1920s and continues up to today, providing revelatory perspectives on the under-charted history of Latin American photography, and featuring work by great figures such as Claudia Andujar, Barbara Brändli, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Horacio Coppola, Paz Errázuriz,Graciela Iturbide, Sara Facio, Paolo Gasparini, Daniel González, Boris Kossoy, Sergio Larrain and many others. The book is divided into thematic sections such as "The City," "Conceptual Art and Photography" and "Photography and Literature," the latter a category uniquely important to Latin America. Fernandez's texts, exhaustively researched and richly illustrated, offer insight not only on each individual title and photographer, but on the multivalent social, political, and artistic histories of the region as well. This book is an unparalleled resource for those interested in Latin American photography or in discovering these heretofore unknown gems in the history of the photobook at large. 

Richard Cross began his career as a photographer after college at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. However, he soon found himself working as an agricultural photographer for the Peace Corps in Columbia. In 1979, he was drawn north to document the wars raging in El Salvador and Honduras. There, Cross freelanced for major news outlets including U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and the Associated Press and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his work in the region. He was killed along with Dial Torgerson, a Los Angeles Times reporter, in a car struck by an explosive on June 21st. Before his death, he co-authored two books, Nicaragua: La Guerra de Liberacion and Ma Ngombe: Guerreros Ganaderos en Palenque.

See also 

the Anguish of War and the Price of Revolution Nicaragua Susan Meiselas Antiphotojournalism Photography

See for

Koen Wessing a photographer 10 years after a Revolution

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