Image and Memory: Photography From Latin America, 1866-1994

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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 by FotoFest, this book documents the work of fifty-two photographers from ten countries. The photographs range from the opening of ...

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Overview

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 by FotoFest, this book documents the work of fifty-two photographers from ten countries. The photographs range from the opening of the Brazilian frontier in the 1880s to a secret archive of documentary images from El Salvador's recent civil war to works of specifically aesthetic intent. Many of the photographs appear here in print for the first time.

Watriss's opening essay provides the curatorial overview for the book. Lois Zamora examines the roots of visual image-making in Latin American cultures. Boris Kossoy addresses the history of Latin American photography through the nineteenth century, while Fernando Castro covers the contemporary scene. With its compelling images and English-Spanish text, this book will serve as a benchmark for future studies of photography in Latin America.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292791183
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 10.91 (w) x 13.34 (h) x 2.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Image and Memory: Photography from Latin America, 1866-1994 (Wendy Watriss)
Photography in Nineteenth-Century Latin America: The European Experience and the Exotic Experience (Boris Kossoy)
Crossover Dreams: Remarks On Contemporary Latin American Photography (Fernando Castro)

PLATES
Uruguay: The War of the Triple Alliance, 1865-1870
Brazil: The Opening of a Frontier, 1880-1910
Colombia: Medellín, the New City, 1897-1946
Guatemala: The Colonial Legacy, Religious Photographs, 1880-1920
Peru: Modernity in the Southern Andes: Peruvian Photography, 1908-1930
Ecuador: Old and New, 1925-1986
Argentina: A Crossing of Cultures: Four Women in Argentina, 1937-1968
Mexico: Witnesses of Time, 1987-1991: Flor Garduño
Guatemala: The Imprint of Time, Nupcias de Soledad: Luis González Palma
El Salvador: In the Eye of the Beholder, The War in El Salvador, 1980-1992
Argentina and Uruguay: The Modern Landscape, 1981-1991
Brazil: Color from Brazil
Brazil: Mario Cravo Neto
Colombia: On the Edge, 1970-1994
Venezuela: New Visions, 1987-1990

Quetzalcóatl's Mirror: Reflections on the Photographic Image in Latin America (Lois Parkinson Zamora)
Bibliography (Marta Sánchez Philippe)
Artist Biographies
Contributor Biographies
Lenders List
Index

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