Photography and Writing in Latin America: Double Exposures

Photography and Writing in Latin America: Double Exposures

by Marcy E. Schwartz
     
 

Photography came to Latin America early in its technological development and has proven an essential tool for documenting the region's physical spaces and encounters among varied cultures. Numerous Europeans experimented with the new medium as they traveled throughout Latin America. This is the first book to document the extensive collaboration between writers and… See more details below

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Photography came to Latin America early in its technological development and has proven an essential tool for documenting the region's physical spaces and encounters among varied cultures. Numerous Europeans experimented with the new medium as they traveled throughout Latin America. This is the first book to document the extensive collaboration between writers and photographers in Latin America from the Mexican Revolution through the twentieth century.

Divided into four parts, the first section includes essays that review the varied roles of photography in the context of Latin American violence. Section two discusses how collaborative projects have redefined conceptions of urban space in Latin America, including the urban explosion in Mexico City. Section three explores the integration of photographic images in novels, essays, and various forms of prose. Section four offers exclusive interviews with participants in collaborative works including photographers Sara Facio and Sebastiao Salgado, as well as cultural critics Nelly Richard and Elena Poniatowska.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826338082
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Representing the Mexican revolution : bending photographs to the will of Historia Grafica21
Ch. 2Idols Behind Altars : art, authorship, and authority in the Mexican cultural renaissance41
Ch. 3Narrative imag(in)ing : Susan Meiselas documents the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua59
Ch. 4On making images speak : writing and photography in three texts from Chile87
Ch. 5Writing against the city : Julio Cortazar's photographic take on India117
Ch. 6Recycled photographs : moving still images of Mexico city, 1950-2000139
Ch. 7Ekphrasis and the contest of representations in Tomas Eloy Martinez's La novela de Peron173
Ch. 8Hidden camera : the photographic theatre of Edgardo Rodriguez Julia193
Ch. 9"Things were different then" : photographic and narrative construction of loss in Eduardo Belgrano Rawson's Fuegia209
Ch. 10From Brazil, abroad, and black again : politics, place, and pictures - an interview with Sebastiao Salgado231
Ch. 11Literature and photography : parallel crafts - an interview with Elena Poniatowska243
Ch. 12Among friends : portraits of writers - an interview with Sara Facio251
Ch. 13La Escena de Avanzada : photography and writing in postcoup Chile - a conversation with Nelly Richard259

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